Glass - Einstein on the Beach (DVD) | Opus Arte OA1178D

Glass - Einstein on the Beach (DVD)

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Label: Opus Arte

Cat No: OA1178D

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 30th September 2016

Contents

Artists

Helga Davis
Kate Moran
Antoine Silverman
The Philip Glass Ensemble

Conductor

Michael Riesman

Works

Glass, Philip

Einstein on the Beach

Artists

Helga Davis
Kate Moran
Antoine Silverman
The Philip Glass Ensemble

Conductor

Michael Riesman

About

This seminal work of avant-garde opera from composer Philip Glass and director Robert Wilson arrives full-circle, coming to France, the site of its 1976 Avignon Festival world premiere, at the tail-end of this 2014 revival tour for a landmark Theâtre du Châtelet production and a first ever filming by award-winning arts filmmaker Don Kent. Eschewing conventional narrative, the opera revolves loosely around pacifist Einstein’s relationship to the creation of the atomic bomb. In continuity with the opera’s debut, for this new production, hailed by Le Figaro as a ‘meticulously crafted total artwork in which the visual and musical craft are inseparable’, the music is again performed by the Philip Glass Ensemble and the choreography devised by original cast member Lucinda Childs for her Lucinda Childs Dance Company, with the scenes taking place under Bob Wilson’s own digitally remastered light design.

This very special release is packaged in a luxurious 56 page hardcover book.

‘I don’t care about music theory, I’m only interested in listening to music. I begin by listening. Like images
emerging from the mist and becoming visible.’
- Phlip Glass

Running time: 263 minutes
Sound format: LPCM & DTS Master Audio 5.1

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