Philip Glass and the
Making of an Opera Michael Blackwood


The Making-Of about one of my favorite contemporary operas …

This documentary “A Composer’s Notes: Philip Glass and the Making of an Opera” contains a look behind the scene with exceptional and rare footage. It also contains excerpts and impressions of Achim Freyer. If you don’t know the opera „Akhnaten“ put on some good headphones and listen to it (iTunes or Spotify).

Watch the full documentary on Vimeo (paid).

Philip Glass

Philip Glass (born January 31, 1937) is an American composer. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential musicians of the late 20th century.
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Achim Freyer

Achim Freyer (born 30 March 1934) is a German stage director, set designer and painter. A protégé of Bertolt Brecht, Freyer has become one of the world's leading opera directors, working throughout Europe and, since 2002, in the United States, principally with the Los Angeles Opera.
Definition from Wikipedia – Achim Freyer

Akhnaten (opera)

Akhnaten is an opera in three acts based on the life and religious convictions of the Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaten (Amenhotep IV), written by the American composer Philip Glass in 1983. The libretto is by Philip Glass in association with Shalom Goldman, Robert Israel, Richard Riddell and Jerome Robbins.
Definition from Wikipedia – Akhnaten (opera)

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