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The New York Philharmonic’s climactic season finale is the World Premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner David Lang’s opera prisoner of the state. This fully staged production, directed by Elkhanah Pulitzer, is a new take on the story of Beethoven’s Fidelio. The bold new opera chronicles a woman’s attempt to rescue her husband from unjust political imprisonment.
The action unfolds around the musicians of the Orchestra, who are both observers of the story and participants in the prison. Music Director Jaap van Zweden will conduct the performance.
The concerts of prison of the state take place from June 6–8, 2019 at the David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center (10 Lincoln Center, New York, NY 10023).
For tickets, visit nyphil.org/1819/prisoner-of-the-state.
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