Philip Glass’ Days and Nights Festival Announces 2021 Streaming Slate

By David Salazar
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The annual Philip Glass Days and Nights Festival is set to launch its 10th anniversary edition, which will be streamed virtually around the world.

The yearly festival will feature a wide range of performances of works by the iconic composer. While the company has not made official plans for what it will be presenting, it has announced a series of streams of past productions presented at the Days and Nights Festival.

For this article, our focus will be on operatic presentations.

Glass’ adaptation of “In the Penal Colony,” which was performed by Opera Parallèle, will be streamed the first opera to be streamed on the slate. The work was previously showcased during the 2018 edition of the Days and Nights Festival.

Streaming Date: April 15, 2021

Drowning,” a new opera adaptation of Cuban playwright María Irene Fornés’ play, stars Gregory Purnhagen, Peter Stewart, Tomas Cruz, Alex Weston, and Lavinia Meijer. The opera composerd by Glass and written by JoAnne Akalaitis, was filmed at the Days and Nights Festival in 2019.

Streaming Date: TBA