Dave on the Beach

Tuesday, April 22, 2008
I just listened to all three hours of Philip Glass' opera Satyagraha three times in a row.

Any of you who are familiar with Philip Glass know that it's pretty much the same four measure theme repeated for 10 minutes straight, then replaced with another similar theme which is repeated for 10 minutes straight.

Despite this, I find his music fascinating, and this opera is no exception. Especially the first two sections of the first act.

I wish I had known about the Metropolitan Opera performing it this week - I would have gone out to see it.

Oddly enough, I'm not really much of an opera person. Go figure.

Next up is to tackle the two operas that bookend this one ... Einstein on the Beach and Akhnaten.