Opera Scotland

In the Penal Colony

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2010s - 1 tour

2010 - Music Theatre Wales
Fully Staged with Orchestra

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Based on Franz Kafka’s powerful short story of the same name, the opera follows three characters caught in an allegorical tale of idealism: the prisoner condemned to death by a ‘special machine’, the office fixated on delivering justice and the horrified visitor who must bear witness. Philip Glass’s compulsive and haunting music is instantly recognisable.

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