Then & Now 6/21: Beauty and the Beast
On this date in 1994, Philip Glass’ opera Beauty and the Beast had its premiere given by the Philip Glass Ensemble in Italy.
And that story about Belle, the bright, beautiful, and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a Beast in his castle, was released as a full length motion picture by Disney last year. But it wasn’t a cartoon this time, but live actors. And just a week or so ago, it was one of the most popular releases on Blu-ray and DVD.
(Photo: Pasquale Salerno)