Interview: Michael McCarthy, director, In The Penal Colony

By Barry Gordon [The Scotsman, 12 November 2010]
A chamber opera based on a Franz Kafka short story, it’s rather apt that renowned composer, Philip Glass, should score the music to Kafka’s 1914 mini-masterpiece. For one thing, both musician and writer are revered for their taut, claustrophobic, often uncomfortable approach to their work.