Opera

The Trial

When: Sun., June 4, 7 p.m., Thu., June 8, 8 p.m., Sat., June 10, 1 p.m., Sat., June 17, 8 p.m., Wed., June 21, 8 p.m. and Fri., June 23, 8 p.m. 2017

Josef wakes up on his 30th birthday and finds his world turned into a living nightmare. He is accused of a crime which is never specified and ordered to attend a hearing in court. But the court takes place in the attic of a tenement building, the agency charging him is never identified, and he still doesn't know what it is he is supposed to have done. Franz Kafka's The Trial is a paranoid masterpiece about a man being slowly destroyed by a faceless system. Opera Theatre of St. Louis presents the American premiere of Philip Glass and Christopher Hampton's opera adaptation of The Trial at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 4 at the Loretto-Hilton Center (130 Edgar Road; www.opera-stl.org). The Trial is performed five more times in repertory through June 23. Tickets are $25 to $135.

Paul Friswold

Price: $25-$135