IntroductionSome people think that after you die, you get the chance to review your entire life. But Philip Glass’s opera, “Galileo Galilei,” shows that you can do this while you’re still alive. Starting with Galileo in his last years, this opera travels backwards until it reaches Galileo as a young boy who is watching one of his father’s operas. This style of history in reverse works incredibly well in the hands of the talented director Kevin Newbury, who made Galileo’s life entertaining and understandable for Portland Opera’s all-new production at the Newmark Theatre on March 30.
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