Next Philip Glass opera will premiere in Sweden

Next Philip Glass opera will premiere in Sweden


norman lebrecht

May 05, 2020

Malmo Opera has secured premiere rights to the next Glass opera, ‘Circus Days and Nights’.

It is based on circus poems by Robert Lax.



  • RW2013 says:

    Opera number 24 I believe.

    • Dalledu Alletre says:

      Yeah, or 29, depending on what one counts. I attended the “premiere” of one of them at Royce Hall — and it wasn’t finished!

      Have little respect for him.

    • fflambeau says:

      24, 24, 24, 24.

  • Bobby Bob says:

    Let’s hope it will not be as boring and monotone as “Akhnaten”

    • V. says:

      Watching Akhenaten (twice) changed my life. I’d never heard of him, and now I’ve listened to hundreds of hours of his very wide repertoire. I’m sorry you didn’t have a similar experience.

    • jobim says:

      I understand your point, but imagine number of people not into classical who came to it because of this kind of work, little easier than Boulez, but who will stand at end of fight?……

  • Bruce says:

    Great photo 🙂

    • M2N2K says:

      Yes: even his own cat can’t stand it anymore and slams the keyboard lid right on the man’s hands.

  • M2N2K says:

    What a sickeningly horrible year for Sweden – first the deadly virus and now this!