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Einstein on the beach

Author: Philip GlassRobert WilsonAntoine PersetDenis MorlièreDon KentAll authors
Publisher: London : Opus Arte, [2016]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The opera eschews traditional narrative in favor of a formalist approach based on structured spaces laid out by Wilson in a series of storyboards.The music was written in the spring, summer and fall of 1975.It is Glass's first and longest opera score, taking approximately five hours in full performance without intermission, The work became the first in Glass's thematically related Portrait Trilogy, along with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction films
Feature films
Operas
Filmed operas
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
Music Type: Operas
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Glass; Robert Wilson; Antoine Perset; Denis Morlière; Don Kent; Lucinda Childs; Michael Riesman; Christopher Knowles; Samuel M Johnson; Antoine Silverman; Helga Davis; Kate Moran; Jasper Newell; Charles Williams, (Baritone); Dan Dryden, (Sound designer); Carlos Soto; Luc Verschueren; Lucinda Childs Dance Company,; Philip Glass Ensemble,; Pomegranate Arts (Firm),; Théâtre de la ville (Paris, France),; Châtelet (Theater : Paris, France),; Telmondis (Firm),; Mezzo (Television station : Paris, France),; Opus Arte (Firm),
OCLC Number: 961942130
Language Note: In English.
Notes: "Originally produced in 1976 by the Byrd Hoffman Foundation."--Booklet.
Discs housed in the inside covers of the booklet; booklet in a slipcover.
Booklet contains program and biographical notes in English, French, and German.
Credits: Set and light design, stage direction, Robert Wilson ; music, lyrics, Philip Glass; music director, conductor, Michael Riesman ; directeur co-director, Ann-Christin Rommen ; directing associate, Charles Otte ; choreography, Lucinda Childs ; lighting, Urs Schönebaum ; sound, Dan Dryden ; costumes, Carlos Soto ; hair and makeup, Luc Verschueren ; director of photography, Julien Jaunet ; chief editor, Arnaud Petitet ; general director, Jean-Luc Choplin.
Cast: Principal performers: Antoine Silverman (Einstein/solo violinist), Helga Davis (featured performer), Kate Moran (featured performer), Jasper Newell (Boy) ; Charles Williams (Mr. Johnson); and the Lucinda Childs Dance Company.
Performer(s): Spoken text, Christopher Knowles, Samuel M. Johnson, Lucinda Childs ; music performed by the Philip Glass Ensemble, conducted by Michael Riesman.
Event notes: Video recording
Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, France
2014 January 6-7.
Description: 2 videodiscs (approximately 264 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet bound with DVD container (55 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 20 cm)
Details: DVD-9; NTSC, all regions; wide screen; LPCM 2.0 stereo, DTS digital surround sound.
Contents: Disc 1. Acts 1-2 --
disc 2. Acts 3-4.
Other Titles: Einstein on the beach (Choreographic work : Wilson)
Responsibility: an opera in four acts by Philip Glass/Robert Wilson ; produced by Pomegranate Arts, Inc., executive producer, Linda Brumbach, in partnership with le Festival d'automne et le Théâtre de la ville, with the support of Pierre Bergé ; a coproduction by Théâtre Musical de Paris-Châtelet, Telmondis, Mezzo, in association with France 2 ; produced by Antoine Perset, Denis Morlière ; film director, Don Kent.

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The opera eschews traditional narrative in favor of a formalist approach based on structured spaces laid out by Wilson in a series of storyboards.The music was written in the spring, summer and fall of 1975.It is Glass's first and longest opera score, taking approximately five hours in full performance without intermission, The work became the first in Glass's thematically related Portrait Trilogy, along with Satyagraha (1979), and Akhnaten (1983).

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