New York Philharmonic Performs the World Premiere of David Lang'sprisoner of the state

Conducted by Music director Jaap Van Zweden,the concerts take place June 6 – 8 at David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center.

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The New York Philharmonic's climactic season finale is the World Premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner David Lang's operaprisoner of the state.This fully staged production,directed by Elkhanah Pulitzer,is a new take on the story of Beethoven'sFidelio.The bold new opera chronicles a woman's attempt to rescue her husband from unjust political imprisonment.

The action unfolds around the musicians of the Orchestra,who are both observers of the story and participants in the prison.Music Director Jaap van Zweden will conduct the performance.

The concerts ofprison of the statetake place from June 6–8,2019 at the David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center (10 Lincoln Center,New York,NY 10023).

For tickets,visitnyphil.org/1819/prisoner-of-the-state.