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Einstein on the Beach breaks all of the rules of conventional opera. Instead of a traditional orchestral arrangement, Glass chose to compose the work for the synthesisers, woodwinds and voices of the Philip Glass Ensemble. Non-narrative in form, the work uses a series of powerful recurrent images as its main storytelling device shown in juxtaposition with abstract dance sequences created by American choreographer Lucinda Childs. It is structured in four interconnected acts and divided by a series of short scenes or "knee plays". Taking place over five hours, there is no intermission, however the audience is invited to enter and exit at liberty during the performance

Music Philip Glass.

Archive listings for Einstein on the Beach

Work type: Opera or Operetta.

T1036445142

Running time: 5 hours from the house opening.Producer Pomegranate Arts Inc. Director Robert Wilson. Choreographer Lucinda Childs.
4 May 12 to 13 May 12Barbican Centre, West End :: V371
listing details L151617896

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