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In the penal colony

by Philip Glass, 2023

Chamber Opera

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

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.

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
 
Figuring
Tomás Vinhas
 
Musicians
Malu Santos (First Violin),  Frederico Lourenço (Second Violin), Inês Barros (Viola), Pedro Serra e Silva (Cello), Miguel Menezes (Double Bass)
 
Scenography
André Guedes
 
Light Design
Manuel Abrantes, Eduardo Abdala 
 
Costumes
José António Tenente
 
Sound
Pedro Baptista
 
Hair and Make-up
Magali Santana
 
Video composition
Beatriz Tomaz & Armanda Claro
 
Photography
Armanda Claro & Beatriz Tomaz
 
Graphic Composition (Scenography)
Ana Braga
 
Translation
Ricardo Pereira
 
Subtitles
Ângela Flores Baltazar
 
Production
O Rumo do Fumo
 
Executive Production
João Albano, Patrícia Teixeira
 
Coproduction
São Luiz Teatro Municipal
 
Support
Fundação Luso-Americana para o Desenvolvimento, Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, Antena 2
 
Special Thanks
Companhia Nacional de Bailado, Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, Universidade de Lisboa - Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência. Jardim Botânico Tropical, Carlos Bártolo, Tiago Antunes, Gonçalo Barreiros

© 2000 Dunvagen Music Publishers Inc. Used by Permission
 

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

Cronologia

21 June 2024, Centro Cultural Olga Cadaval Festival de Sintra, Sintra/Portugal
2 June 2024, Teatro Municipal Joaquim Benite, Festival dos Capuchos, Almada/Portugal
25 October 2023, Coliseu Porto Ageas, Porto/Portugal
School session 15-16, 22-23 March 2023, Sala Luís Miguel Cintra, Teatro São Luiz, Lisbon/Portugal
Premiere 16-19, 23-26 March 2023, Sala Luís Miguel Cintra, Teatro São Luiz, Lisbon/Portugal

21
Junho
2024

In the penal colony, by Philip Glass

Staging by Miguel Loureiro, choreography by Miguel Pereira and musical direction by Martim Sousa Tavares

Centro Cultural Olga Cadaval, Sintra, Portugal

In the framework of Festival de Sintra

Friday at 7pm