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September 22, 2018 9:00PM - September 30, 2018 9:00PM
Glass Handel
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September 30, 2018 9:00PM


World Premiere Production
Part of Festival O18
Music of George Frideric Handel & of Philip Glass
Performed in English and Italian

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 lm 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 Justin Peck with dancer Patricia Delgado, and videos by directors and artists including Academy Award-winner James Ivory, Pix Talarico, and more.

Produced by Anthony Roth Costanzo, Visionaire, and Cath Brittan
Co-produced by Opera Philadelphia and National Sawdust
Co-presented by The Barnes Foundation and the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
Major support for Glass Handel has been provided by the William Penn Foundation.
Principal production support is provided by Dr. David G. Knott and Ms. Françoise Girard, Per J. Skarstedt, Mr. Robert L. Turner, Mr. Kevin Dolan, and Anonymous. 
Additional support provided by The Allen R. and Judy Brick Freedman Venture Fund for New Opera, William and Helen Little, Susan Baker and Michael Lynch, Jean-Pierre and Olivia Chessé, Ms. Dominique Laffont, Steven and Michèle Pesner, Andrew J. Martin-Weber, Ms. Mariko Ikehara and Mr. Jeffrey Cunard, Elizabeth A. R. and Ralph S. Brown, Ms. Stephanie T. French, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Glauber.

Gallery Hour: Explore select galleries of the Barnes Foundation, open exclusively for Glass Handel ticket holders starting at 8:00 p.m.


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