GLASS HANDEL is an immersive theatre experience featuring opera, music, art, dance, film, and fashion. 9 pieces of music by Philip Glass and George Frideric Handel were performed live while taking each audience member on a singular journey through an hour-long interdisciplinary installation.
Luminaries from the worlds of art, fashion, dance, and film collaborated with countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo to create a new way to experience live music, offering each audience member a unique immersion. The performance featured live painting by George Condo and choreography by Tony Award-winner Justin Peck with dancers David Hallberg, Patricia Delgado, and Ricky Ubeda, with the entire ensemble wardrobed by Raf Simons, Chief Creative Officer of Calvin Klein.
Opera music videos installed in the space included works by James Ivory and Pix Talarico, Mark Romanek, Tilda Swinton and Sandro Kopp, Tianzhou Chen, Daniel Askill, Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari, Rupert Sanders, AES+F, and Mickalene Thomas.
GLASS HANDEL was co-produced by Opera Philadelphia and National Sawdust in association with The Barnes Foundation and the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine.