Philip Glass (1937)

Monsters of Grace (1997)

three-dimensional digital opera for soloists and ensemble, collaboration with Robert Wilson


stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1997
    • Duration : 1 h 10 mn
    • Publisher : Dunvagen Music Publishers
    • Commission: UCLA Center for the Performing Arts, Los Angeles, California (USA); Arizona State University Public Events, Tempe, Arizona (USA); The Barbican Centre, London (UK); The Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, New York (USA); Change Performing Arts/Festival su
    • Libretto (details, author) :

      Coleman Barks d’après Jalaluddin Rumi.

Detailed formation
  • soloists : 1 solo soprano, 1 solo mezzo-soprano, 1 solo baritone
  • 3 pianos, 1 flute (also 1 bass flute, 1 clarinet, 1 soprano saxophone), 1 tenor saxophone (also 1 soprano saxophone, 1 alto saxophone), 1 flute (also 1 piccolo, 1 bass flute, 1 soprano saxophone)

Premiere information

  • Date : 15 April 1998
    Location :

    Los Angeles, UCLA, Royce Hall


    Performers :

    l'ensemble Philip Glass.