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Galileo Galilei

June 27, 2024
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Discover the captivating story of one of the greatest — and most courageous — scientists in history with this production from Opera Theatre of Saint Louis.

 

Galileo Galilei’s unwavering dedication to the pursuit of knowledge paved the way for groundbreaking scientific advancements but also caused fierce conflicts with the Church, which he loved.

 

This opera shines a light on Galileo’s steadfast spirit and reminds us of the enduring importance of intellectual curiosity. Today, Galileo’s story resonates more than ever, urging us to reevaluate our own beliefs, challenge the status quo and stand firm in our convictions, no matter the consequences.

 

Experience the power of Philip Glass’ mesmerizing compositions as they intertwine with a poetic libretto by the renowned playwright Mary Zimmerman. Together, they breathe life into the portrait of a man who forever redefined the center of our universe.

 

This opera will be sung in English and accompanied by the Grammy Award-winning St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.

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