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Einstein on the Beach: An Opera in Four Acts

Synopsis
Avant-garde opera from composer Philip Glass and director Robert Wilson. The plot revolves, loosely, around Einstein’s relationship to the creation of the atomic bomb. Originally premiered in 1976, this revival is a production by the Theatre du Chatelet and was filmed in 2014 by arts filmmaker Don Kent. The music is performed by the Philip Glass Ensemble, and the choreography devised by Lucinda Childs for her Lucinda Childs Dance Company.
This is a special release with a 56 page hardcover book.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
2016
Subjects
Music
Keywords
atomic physics; Eisenstein, Sergei (1898-1948); experimental music; opera

Credits

Composer
Philip Glass

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£29.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
264 minutes
Year
2018

Production Company

Name

Theatre du Chatelet

Distributor

Name

Opus Arte

Email
opusarte@roh.org.uk
Web
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Address
Royal Opera House
Covent Garden
London
WC2E 9DD

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