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The Resource Einstein on the beach, 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

Einstein on the beach, 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

Label
Einstein on the beach
Title
Einstein on the beach
Statement of 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
Contributor
Choreographer
Composer
Conductor
Costume designer
Film director
Film producer
Host institution
Instrumentalist
Lighting designer
Lyricist
Musical director
Performer
Production company
Production designer
Publisher
Sound designer
Speaker
Stage director
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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)
Member of
Cataloging source
RRR
Characteristic
videorecording
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Einstein on the beach (Choreographic work : Wilson)
Credits note
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
Date of event
2014 January 6-7
Language note
In English
LC call number
M1500.G516
LC item number
E36 2016
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Other event information
Video recording
PerformerNote
  • Spoken text, Christopher Knowles, Samuel M. Johnson, Lucinda Childs ; music performed by the Philip Glass Ensemble, conducted by Michael Riesman
  • 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
Place of event
Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, France
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  • 1941-
  • 1956-
  • 1959-
  • 1958-
  • 1980-
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  • Glass, Philip
  • Wilson, Robert
  • Perset, Antoine
  • Morlière, Denis
  • Kent, Don
  • Childs, Lucinda
  • Riesman, Michael
  • Childs, Lucinda
  • Knowles, Christopher
  • Johnson, Samuel M.
  • Silverman, Antoine
  • Davis, Helga
  • Moran, Kate
  • Newell, Jasper
  • Williams, Charles
  • Dryden, Dan
  • Glass, Philip
  • Soto, Carlos
  • Verschueren, Luc
  • Glass, Philip
  • 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)
  • Festival d'automne à Paris
Runtime
264
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  • Operas
  • Operas
Technique
live action
Label
Einstein on the beach, 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
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "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
Accompanying material
1 booklet bound with DVD container (55 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 20 cm)
Carrier category
  • videodisc
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • vd
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
  • two-dimensional moving image
  • performed music
  • text
Content type code
  • tdi
  • prm
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1. Acts 1-2 -- disc 2. Acts 3-4
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
2 videodiscs (approximately 264 min.)
Media category
  • video
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • n
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
809478011781
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
OA 1178 D
Recording technique
stamping
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)961942130
  • (OCoLC)ocn961942130
System details
DVD-9; NTSC, all regions; wide screen; LPCM 2.0 stereo, DTS digital surround sound
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Einstein on the beach, 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
Publication
Note
  • "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
Accompanying material
1 booklet bound with DVD container (55 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 20 cm)
Carrier category
  • videodisc
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • vd
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
  • two-dimensional moving image
  • performed music
  • text
Content type code
  • tdi
  • prm
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1. Acts 1-2 -- disc 2. Acts 3-4
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
2 videodiscs (approximately 264 min.)
Media category
  • video
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • n
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
809478011781
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
OA 1178 D
Recording technique
stamping
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)961942130
  • (OCoLC)ocn961942130
System details
DVD-9; NTSC, all regions; wide screen; LPCM 2.0 stereo, DTS digital surround sound
Video recording format
DVD

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