Photo: Fran Monks
Photo: Fran Monks

Following its premiere at the Royal Opera House in 2014, Philip Glass’ THE TRIAL returns for a run of performances at Scottish Opera in Glasgow and Edinburgh, opening on Tuesday 24th January at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow.  Conducted by Derek Clark, the cast in Michael McCarthy’s production includes Nicholas Lester, Daniel Norman, Paul Carey Jones and Michael Druitt.

A co-commission and co-production with Music Theatre Wales, The Royal Opera & Theater Magdeburg, this chamber opera was based on the writings of Franz Kafka, and was Glass’s first work created specifically for Music Theatre Wales, who celebrated the company’s 25th birthday in 2014.

On his 30th birthday Josef K. is arrested by an unknown authority for an unspecified crime. All his efforts to understand the charge are foiled. Those around him are deeply concerned that he is not taking the case seriously…

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