Einstein on the Beach

Philip Glass

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Grand Auditorium Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

This concert has no intermission. The audience will be allowed to enter and leave the auditorium freely throughout the whole performance. Please keep your ticket.

Philip Glass, Suzanne Vega, Ictus Ensemble, Collegium Vocale Gent and Germaine Kruip collaborated to create a concerto version of Glass’s 1976 opera Einstein on the Beach, one of the high points of his career. This approach to a key work of minimalism focuses on the performance and musical exploration of the words in the libretto, elevated by sophisticated sound design and the unmistakable voice of Suzanne Vega as narrator. Visual artist Germaine Kruip has created the stage set, which resembles a contemporary art installation, bringing the stage closer to the audience. A new and exciting way to enjoy Glass’s opera.

Main Sponsor Gulbenkian Music


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