PHILIP GLASS

PHILIP GLASS

Einstein on the Beach

PHILIP GLASS

Einstein on the Beach

Written in 1975, Einstein on the Beach became one of the most iconographic and majestic stage productions of the 20th century and a masterpiece that launched the luminous careers of Philip Glass and Bob Wilson. The opera gravitates in a free-association mode about Albert Einstein, with three acts devoted to the theory of relativity, the creation of the atomic bomb, and his revolutionary vision of the universe. This exclusively musical version brings us definitively closer to Glass's composition, making us immerse ourselves in the breathless radicalism of this timeless and minimalist landmark, allowing the intricate and complex orchestral and vocal work to hypnotise and amaze us for almost three and a half hours of pure delight and enchantment. After the full version of Einstein on the Beach had its last performance in 2015, this is yet another rare opportunity to run this marathon with pleasure.

Teaser Einstein on the Beach
© Philip Glass.

26 NOV 2022

Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Grande Auditório

22€ a 30€
Duration 3h20
M/6

Partnership

Fundação Gulbenkian

ICTUS

COLLEGIUM VOCALE GENT

Music 

Philip Glass

Narrator

Suzanne Vega

Conductor

Tom De Cock

Assistant conductor

Michael Schmid

Choir Master 

Maria van Nieukerken

Scenography 

Germaine Kruip

Costume 

Anne-Catherine Kunz

Dramaturgy 

Maarten Beirens

Scenography assistant 

Maxime Fauconnier

Light assistants 

Wannes De Rydt, Benno Baarends

Opera in four acts, based on a concept by

Robert Wilson and Philip Glass (concert version)

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