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St. Louis, MO (Galileo Galilei)

June 19

Have faith in science.

Discover the captivating story of one of the greatest — and most courageous — scientists in history. Galileo’s unwavering dedication to the pursuit of knowledge paved the way for groundbreaking scientific advancements, but also caused fierce conflicts with the Church he loved. This opera shines a light on Galileo’s steadfast spirit and reminds us of the enduring importance of intellectual curiosity. Today, Galileo’s story resonates more than ever, urging us to reevaluate our own beliefs, challenge the status quo, and stand firm in our convictions, no matter the consequences.

Experience the power of Glass’s mesmerizing compositions as they intertwine with a poetic libretto by the renowned playwright Mary Zimmerman. Together, they breathe life into the portrait of a man who forever redefined the center of our universe.

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Loretto-Hilton Center

Performance Dates:
June: Sat 15, Wed 19, Fri 21, Sun 23, Thu 27, Sat 29 (matinee)

Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, 130 Edgar Rd, Webster Groves, MO 63119, USA