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Living Legend: Philip Glass Visits the MFA

Oct 23, 2015 12:32:00 PM
By BLO Staff

On Wednesday, October 21, Boston Lyric Opera was honored to join the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Shapiro Celebrity Lecture Series in welcoming living legend Philip Glass to the Shapiro Celebrity Lecture Series for an interview and talk, titled Philip Glass: 40 Years of Opera

First, BLO artists kicked off the event with scenes from In the Penal Colony, performed by Neal Ferreira as the Visitor and David McFerrin as the Officer, accompanied by James Myers on piano.

Following the performance, Mr. Glass spoke with WGBH's Jared Bowen about his storied career, as well as some of his early struggles and striving, including driving cabs in New York City, working as a plumber, and much more!

Mr. Glass also addressed the difficulty of being a working artist today,
as well as his own writing process, saying, "I just write it down--but
it wasn't like that in the beginning." 

Stay tuned for excerpts from their talk on Jared Bowen's show Open Studio, November 6 on WGBH!
All photos by Eric Antoniou for Boston Lyric Opera.

Topics: 2015/16 Season, In the Penal Colony, mfa, Museum of Fine Arts, Philip Glass

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