Seeing and Hearing Through Glass

by Suzanne Calvin

Twentieth-century musical icon Philip Glass has collaborated with such diverse figures as David Bowie and Yo-Yo Ma, and now we’re getting an inside peek at the mature artist at work and on the road, courtesy of a new documentary by filmmaker Scott Hicks, scheduled to air this week on KERA.

This Renaissance-type looks back as well as forward: Dallas Opera patrons will no doubt remember our big-screen presentation last summer of Bela Lugosi’s version of Bram Stoker’s novel, “Dracula.”  I don’t know how many people have made a point of telling me how thoroughly knocked-out they were by Glass’s evocative scoring of this classic film.

Thanks to “American Masters” and KERA for bringing us closer to the man and his art.

Suzanne Calvin, Assoc. Dir. of Marketing, The Dallas Opera

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