‘Einstein on the Beach’ | 1975
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Operas by Philip Glass

‘Einstein on the Beach’ | 1975
The opera “Einstein on the Beach,” composed by Philip Glass, is influential but infrequently staged. (Luce Jansch / L.A. Opera)
‘Satyagraha’ | 1979
A scene from Act III of Philip Glass’ “Satyagraha” with Richard Croft as Gandhi. (Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera)
‘Akhnaten’ | 1983
Countertenor Jochen Kowalski as Akhnaten performs with the Long Beach Opera in the West Coast premiere of one of Philip Glass’ most important operas, “Akhnaten.” (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
‘Hydrogen Jukebox’ | 1990
Soprano Mia Delmae, left, performs in 2009 in Nantes, western France, during the rehearsal of “Hydrogen Jukebox,” the chamber opera featuring the music of Philip Glass and the poetry of Allen Ginsberg. (AFP / Getty Images)
‘Monsters of Grace’ | 1998
The audience at UCLA’s Royce Hall donned 3-D glasses in preparation for the world premiere of Robert Wilson and Phillip Glass’ “Monsters of Grace.” (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
‘Galileo Galilei’ | 2002
At the end of his life, Galileo (John Duykers) muses on his fate in this scene from the Goodman Theatre’s world premiere production of “Galileo Galilei,” an opera by Philip Glass. (Liz Lauren / Goodman Theatre)
‘The Sound of a Voice’ | 2003
A scene from “The Sound of a Voice,” Philip Glass’ operatic adaptation of a play with the same name. (Richard Feldman / American Repertory Theatre)
‘Waiting for the Barbarians’ | 2005
The Magistrate shows compassion for a beaten barbarian girl in a scene from Austin Lyric Opera’s American premiere of Philip Glass’ “Waiting for the Barbarians.” (Ken Howard )
‘Appomattox’ | 2007
A scene from Philip Glass’ opera “Appomattox” at San Francisco Opera. In the foreground, from left: Ulysses S. Grant (Andrew Shore) and Robert E. Lee (Dwayne Croft). (Terrence McCarthy)
‘Kepler’ | 2009
Baritone Martin Achrainer as Kepler in the American premiere of Philip Glass’ “Kepler” in a concert staging at the Brooklyn Academy of Music Opera House. (Jack Vartoogian)