Galileo Galilei

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June 14 – July 28, 2002 In the Albert
Approximate running time: 90 minutes

A world premiere

It’s an irresistible combination—Chicago’s endlessly inventive director, Mary Zimmerman, and America’s most celebrated composer, Philip Glass, blending their talents to create a world premiere opera that paints the life of the brilliant but flawed genius, Galileo.

Goodman Resident Director Mary Zimmerman has won acclaim for her stagings of such classics as The Odyssey, The Arabian Nights, The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci and Metamorphoses. Glass, a pioneer of minimalist music, is a true renaissance man, composing for theater, opera, symphony, dance, and film, receiving an Academy Award nomination for his work on Kundun and a Golden Globe for his score for The Truman Show. Their work together on Galileo Galilei is sure to be one of the most talked-about events of the season!

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  • Galileo, Galilei Production Photos
    Pictured in Galileo, Galilei is John Duykers (Older Galileo).

  • Galileo, Galilei Production Photos
    Pictured in Galileo, Galilei is John Duykers (Older Galileo).

  • Galileo, Galilei Production Photos
    Pictured in Galileo, Galilei are John Duykers (Older Galileo) and Alicia Berneche (Older Maria Celeste).

  • Galileo, Galilei Production Photos
    Pictured in Galileo, Galilei are John Duykers (Older Galileo), Mark Crayton (Inquisitor) and Gregory Purnhagen (Inquisitor).

  • Galileo, Galilei Production Photos
    Pictured in Galileo, Galilei are Eugene Perry (Young Galileo) and the ensemble.

  • Galileo, Galilei Production Photos
    Pictured in Galileo, Galilei are Eugene Perry (Young Galileo), Mary Wilson (Grand Duchess Christina), Mandi Michalski (Servant) and Tess Given (Servant).

  • Galileo, Galilei Production Photos
    Pictured in Galileo, Galilei are Eugene Perry (Young Galileo) and Elizabeth Reiter (Young Maria Celeste).

  • Galileo, Galilei Production Photos
    (l-r) Director Mary Zimmerman and composer Philip Glass work together in rehearsal for the Goodman Theatre's world premiere production of Galileo Galilei. Galileo Galilei, an opera by Philip Glass, featuring a libretto by Mary Zimmerman with Philip Glass and Arnold Weinstein, and directed by Mary Zimmerman, was part of the 2001/02 season.

  • Galileo, Galilei Rehearsal Photos
    (l-r) Composer Philip Glass works with director Mary Zimmerman in rehearsal for the Goodman Theatre's world premiere production of Galileo, Galilei. Galileo, Galilei, an opera by Philip Glass, featuring a libretto by Mary Zimmerman with Philip Glass and Arnold Weinstein, and directed by Mary Zimmerman, was part of the 2001/02 season.

  • Galileo, Galilei Rehearsal Photos
    Director Mary Zimmerman is seen here in rehearsal for the Goodman Theatre's world premiere production of Galileo, Galilei. Galileo, Galilei, an opera by Philip Glass, featuring a libretto by Mary Zimmerman with Philip Glass and Arnold Weinstein, and directed by Mary Zimmerman, was part of the 2001/02 season.

  • Galileo, Galilei Rehearsal Photos
    (l-r) Composer Philip Glass works with director Mary Zimmerman in rehearsal for the Goodman Theatre's world premiere production of Galileo Galilei. Galileo Galilei, an opera by Philip Glass, featuring a libretto by Mary Zimmerman with Philip Glass and Arnold Weinstein, and directed by Mary Zimmerman, was part of the 2001/02 season.

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