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Glass Handel

World Premiere Production
Music of George Frideric Handel & Philip Glass
Performed in English and Italian

Part of  O18

Anthony Roth Costanzo brings a "unique mix of musical and theatrical strengths."—The New Yorker

Superstar countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo and the New York-based luxury art and fashion multimedia company Visionaire create an hour-long operatic art installation with the music of George Frideric Handel and Philip Glass.

Luminaries from the worlds of art, fashion, dance, and film collaborate with Costanzo to create a new way to experience live music, offering each audience member a unique immersion. Features live painting by George Condo, choreography by Tony Award-winner Justin Peck with dancer Patricia Delgado, and videos by directors and artists including Academy Award-winner James IvoryPix Talarico, and more.

MapThe Barnes Foundation

Sat, Sep 22 Preview 9:00 p.m.
Sun, Sep 23 Limited Tickets 9:00 p.m.
Sun, Sep 30 Limited Tickets 9:00 p.m.

Festival ticket packages of two or more events are now on sale. Single tickets will go on sale on August 1, 2018.

Limited availability. The only way to ensure you'll get tickets to Glass Handel is to purchase a Season or Festival Pass.

Co-presented by Opera Philadelphia, the Barnes Foundation, and National Sawdust Produced by Anthony Roth Costanzo, Visionaire, and Cath Brittan

Cast & Creative Team

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George Frideric Handel and Philip Glass

The Composer

George Frideric Handel and Philip Glass

George Frideric Handel composed operas, oratorios and instrumentals. His 1741 work, "Messiah," is among the most famous oratorios in history. Learn more about Handel.

Through his operas, his symphonies, his compositions for his own ensemble, and his wide-ranging collaborations with artists ranging from Twyla Tharp to Allen Ginsberg, Woody Allen to David Bowie, Philip Glass has had an extraordinary and unprecedented impact upon the musical and intellectual life of his times. Learn more about Glass.

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