Robert Wilson & Philip Glass: Einstein on the Beach

Robert Wilson Philip Glass Einstein on the Beach Debuting at the Avignon Festival in France in Robert Wilson and Philip Glass Einstein on the Beach completely reinvented opera synthesizing the musical and theatrical avant gardes of its time i
  • Title: Robert Wilson & Philip Glass: Einstein on the Beach
  • Author: RobertWilson Philip Glass
  • ISBN: 9791090490048
  • Page: 364
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Robert Wilson & Philip Glass: Einstein on the Beach
    Debuting at the Avignon Festival in France in 1976, Robert Wilson and Philip Glass Einstein on the Beach completely reinvented opera, synthesizing the musical and theatrical avant gardes of its time into one spectacular five hour extravaganza Colossal in ambition, length and scale, it appeared on paper to obey all the conventions of opera four acts, the singers on theDebuting at the Avignon Festival in France in 1976, Robert Wilson and Philip Glass Einstein on the Beach completely reinvented opera, synthesizing the musical and theatrical avant gardes of its time into one spectacular five hour extravaganza Colossal in ambition, length and scale, it appeared on paper to obey all the conventions of opera four acts, the singers on the stage, duets, choirs, an orchestra pit but it drastically departed from them in all other respects Einstein on the Beach had no plot, the singers did not play characters, the music was minimalist and repetitive, and connections between the images and the music were also fairly minimal Nonetheless, the opera successfully stormed the gates of classical opera and seized the public imagination Following its 1976 premiere, the work was staged twice, in 1984 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and 1992 at Princeton and then, for the first time in 20 years, it was performed in January 2012 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, an event that paved the way for an official tour that commences in March 2012, with stops in London, Toronto, Brooklyn, Berkeley, Mexico City and Amsterdam This anniversary volume gathers previously unpublished material that includes Robert Wilson s original workbook, sketches and storyboards annotated with Philip Glass notes, as well as photographs from the opera s various world tours Together these documents illustrate the genesis of a collaboration that created a revolution in contemporary opera.
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    Librarian Note There is than one author by this name in the data base.Robert Wilson is an American avant garde stage director and playwright who has been called America s or even the world s foremost vanguard theater artist Over the course of his wide ranging career, he has also worked as a choreographer, performer, painter, sculptor, video artist, and sound and lighting designer He is best known for his collaborations with Philip Glass on Einstein on the Beach, and with numerous other artists, including Heiner M ller, William S Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Lou Reed, Tom Waits, David Byrne, Laurie Anderson, Gavin Bryars, Rufus Wainwright and Marina Abramovic enpedia wiki Robert_W

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