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In the penal colony

by Philip Glass, Musical Direction by Martim Sousa Tavares, Staging by Miguel Loureiro and Movement by Miguel Pereira 

Chamber Opera

Libreto by Rudolph Wurlitzer based on the tale by Franz Kafka

 

Arriving at a penal colony on an unnamed island, a visitor finds a complex execution engine ready to work on an anonymous convict. Watching over the merciless machine is an officer, the only person who understands how it works and believes in its reason for being.

Based on Franz Kafka’s eponymous short story, adapted by Rudy Wurlitzer and with music by Philip Glass, In The Penal Colony is an intense reflection on the fragile duality of human reason, where the fine line between justice and injustice is explored and crossed with narrative mastery.

In The Penal Colony is a modern classic that can be heard for the first time in Portugal, directed by Miguel Loureiro, musical direction by Martim Sousa Tavares and movement by Miguel Pereira.

Ficha Artística

Composition
Philip Glass
 
Libreto
Rudolph Wurlitzer based on the tale by Franz Kafka
 
Musical Direction
Martim Sousa Tavares
 
Staging
Miguel Loureiro 
 
Movement
Miguel Pereira
 
Conductor
Martim Sousa Tavares
 
Singers
André Henriques (Baritone), Frederico Projecto (Tenor)
 
Performers
João Gaspar, Paulo Quedas
 
Musicians
Malu Santos (First Violin),  Frederico Oliveira (Second Violin), Inês Barros (Viola), Pedro Serra e Silva (Cello), Miguel Menezes (Double Bass)
 
Co-repetitor Pianist
Ricardo Martins
 
Light Design
Eduardo Abdala and Manuel Abrantes
 
Scenography
André Guedes
 
Costumes
José António Tenente
 
Hair and Make-up
Magali Santana
 
Sound Technician
Pedro Baptista
 
Translation
Ricardo Pereira
 
Subtitles
Ângela Flores Baltazar
 
Production
O Rumo do Fumo
 
Coproduction
São Luiz Teatro Municipal
 
Support
Fundação Luso-Americana para o Desenvolvimento, Câmara Municipal de Lisboa
 

O Rumo do Fumo is financed by República Portuguesa - Cultura | Direcção-Geral das Artes

13 - 11
Fevereiro - Março
2023

In the penal colony

by Philip Glass, staging by Miguel Loureiro, choreography by Miguel Pereira and musical direction by Martim Sousa Tavares

Artistic Residency | Studio O Rumo do Fumo, Espaço da Penha, Lisbon, Portugal

coproduction São Luiz Teatro Municipal

15 - 26
Março
2023

In the penal colony

by Philip Glass, staging by Miguel Loureiro, choreography by Miguel Pereira and musical direction by Martim Sousa Tavares

Premiere and Performances | Sala Luis Miguel Cintra, São Luiz Teatro Municipal, Lisbon, Portugal

coproduction São Luiz Teatro Municipal

Schools (adapted version): 15, 16, 22 and 23 March at 2.30pm

General Audience: 16 - 18 and 23 - 25 March at 8pm, 19 and 26 March at 5.30pm