LA Opera presents a rare revival of the groundbreaking 1976 collaboration by Robert Wilson and Philip Glass, Einstein on the Beach.
Universally hailed as one of the greatest artistic achievements of the 20th century, Einstein breaks all rules of conventional opera. Non-narrative in form, the work uses a series of powerful recurrent images as its main dramatic device shown in juxtaposition with abstract dance sequences created by Lucinda Childs.
An episodic and exhilarating collage of dreamlike images arouses a childlike sense of wonder, making the strange familiar—and the familiar strange.
Friday, 10/11 - 6:30pm
Saturday, 10/12 - 6:30pm
Sunday, 10/13 - 2:00pm
For tickets, purchase at the LA Opera website, or call the Box Office at 213.972.8001.
Ticket prices vary depending on seating section and availability.
Presented in collaboration with the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA (CAP UCLA).
The 2012-13 production of Einstein on the Beach, An Opera in Four Acts was commissioned by BAM; the Barbican, London; Cal Performances University of California, Berkeley; Luminato, Toronto Festival of Arts and Creativity; De Nederlandse Opera/The Amsterdam Music Theatre; Opera at Orchestre National de Montpellier Languedoc-Rousillon; University Musical Society of the University of Michigan. Orginally produced in 1976 by the Byrd Hoffman Foundation.
Produced by Pomegranate Arts, Inc.
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