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Articles tagged with "by Michael McCarthy"

Your reaction: The Trial

13 October 2014

What did you think of Philip Glass's operatic adaptation of Franz Kafka's classic novel?

Listen: Philip Glass - 'My aim is to be a populist'

10 October 2014

The American composer tells BBC Radio 4 why audiences shouldn't worry about musical theory, and the importance of government funding.

Kafka's daily grind: The Trial and the dehumanizing boredom of office life

9 October 2014

In his most famous stories this iconic author explored the relentless tedium of working life.

5 things you need to know about Philip Glass's opera The Trial

30 September 2014

Our quick guide to this world premiere, based on Franz Kafka's novel.

Introducing Philip Glass: A divisive but hugely influential figure in contemporary music

29 September 2014

Glass’s music – love it or hate it – has had a profound effect on wider pop culture.

Watch: Philip Glass introduces The Trial - ‘It's a wise-comedy that goes right to the heart of social questions'

1 August 2014

The acclaimed composer discusses his new opera, based on Kafka’s classic novel, and reveals the composing 'tricks' he uses when writing.

Michael McCarthy on Philip Glass’s The Trial: ‘an intensely musical experience’

11 July 2014

Director Michael McCarthy and librettist Christopher Hampton discuss Glass’s new pocket opera.

Autumn Season 2014/15

31 March 2014

The Royal Ballet opens the Autumn Season with Kenneth MacMillan’s masterful Manon. Highlights for The Royal Opera include Plácido Domingo in Verdi’s dark political tragedy I due Foscari and - in a new collaboration with the Roundhouse - Monteverdi’s Orfeo.