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The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four and Five
An opera by Philip Glass in two acts, for orchestra, chorus and soloists.
Libretto by Doris Lessing based on her novel of the same name,
translated into German by Saskia M. Wesnigk.
Commissioned by the State Government of Baden-Württemberg
and the Cement Corporation of Heidelberg, Germany.
First premiered in Heidelberg, Germany on 10 May, 1997.

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U.S. Premier:

  • June 7, 9 & 10, 2001: in a new production directed by Harry Silverstein and music conducted by Robert Kaminskas at DePaul University, Merle Reskin Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.

Also see the novel: