The Games

October 9 – 14, 1984

Premiere US Premiere
Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description An opera/music-theater collaboration. The Games, a 1983 work conceived and directed by Meredith Monk, and Ping Chong, commissioned and performed (originally) in West Berlin, has a score for sixteen voices, synthesizer and keyboards, Flemish bagpipes, chimes, Chinese horn and rauschpfiefe. Set on an imaginary planet, The Games takes place in a post-nuclear future where everyone is involved in games about survival.
Identifier 1984f.00367