Glass half-full for State Opera SA

Adelaide opera-goers are booking for the full Philip Glass Trilogy, rather than for individual operas as expected.

State Opera SA’s Einstein on the beach. Image: Darren Williams Photography

Ticket sales are tracking well for the world premiere of the complete Philip Glass TrilogyAkhnaten, Einstein on the beach and Satyagraha – to be staged next month by State Opera South Australia (SOSA).

‘We live in interesting times in terms of box office – people are buying late – but we’re actually tracking according to plan, which is all good,’ said the company’s Chief Executive and Artistic Director, Timothy Sexton.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts