BLO’s Opera Annex production of Philip Glass’s In the Penal Colony is a one-act, three-character chamber opera based on the 1914 Franz Kafka short story: a pitch-black fable about crime and a very unusual punishment. Performed in English, with Glass’s signature driving music composed for string quintet, In the Penal Colony tells the story of The Officer and The Visitor and an ominous machine designed to punish prisoners for their crimes. The production is directed by BLO Emerging Artist alumnus R.…Find out more »
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