is an opera by renowned composer Philip Glass
, featuring a libretto by Christopher Hampton. The opera is based on Franz Kafka's classic surreal tale of a man arrested by an unknown authority for an unspecific crime. The entire opera lasts around 120 minutes.
The Trial is the second opera by Philip Glass based on Franz Kafka's writings, the first being 'In The Penal Colony'. This opera was commissioned by and dedicated to Music Theatre Wales, in honour of their 25th anniversary. The vocal parts in the opera are Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, 2 Tenors, 2 Baritones, Bass-Baritone and Bass.
Glass's operas have received worldwide acclaim, adding to the extensive list of musical forms to which he has lent his incomparable compositional talents.