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The Glass Menagerie

Ballet by John Neumeier

“A memory play” is how Tennessee Williams characterized his work The Glass Menagerie. Tom looks back on his years in a fatherless lower middle class American family, between his mother and his dreamy, elflike, handicapped sister. In John Neumeier’s choreography, this Tom is more: he stands for Tennessee Williams himself, as well as for any artist whose creativity threatens to burst out of his shackled environment. For The Glass Menagerie, Neumeier chose music by Charles Ives, Philip Glass, and Ned Rorem: American composers of the twentieth century, independent, undogmatic, and unpretentious. "So beautiful, it brings tears to the eyes," wrote ballett-journal after the Hamburg premiere in 2019.


The Glass Menagerie
Music by Charles Ives, Philip Glass, Ned Rorem and fragments of the music
music mentioned in the dramas of Tennessee Williams

Estimated end time: 22:30


Hamburg Ballett John Neumeier
Luciano di Martino Conductor

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