The world premiere of Icarus at the Edge of Time, a new opera by Philip Glass, will be featured in the Third Annual World Science Festival, to run June 2-6 at various venues in Manhattan.
The piece is based on Brian Greene’s children’s book of the same title and features a libretto by Greene and David Henry Hwang. Visual artists Al and Al have created and directed the video that accompanies the piece, which re-imagines the Greek myth asking what would happen if the hero flew not to the sun, but a black hole. The work will be performed on June 2 at Alice Tully Hall as part of the Festival’s opening night gala and on June 6 at the Skirball Center.
The Festival will also include a host of other events exploring astrophysics, physics, biology and oceanography, as well as other branches of science.
For further information, and a complete schedule, visit: www.worldsciencefestival.com.