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MCB-SV-7446

Einstein on the beach - The changing image of the opera

Beschreibung


 "Einstein on the beach": The changing image of the opera interviews Glass and Wilson and uses clips of rehearsal and performance footage which offer insight into this important work and make it accessible to all the audiences. Glass and Wilson explain some of their structure choices and the concepts behind the opera. According to Wilson: "Einstein doesn't tell a story - it's a poetical interpretation of this man."


"What we did with Einstein was to take a person and make him the subject. It was a way in which the person replaces the idea of plot or story," says Glass. Although "Einstein" is without plot or storyline, it is highly suggestive in its powerful, provocative images of Albert Einstein, the benevolent figure whose scientific discoveries led to the creation of the atomic bomb. Einstein on the beach offers a rare look at the creative processes of two of the most important figures in American contemporary music and theatre. It is essential viewing for everyone who is interested in the evolution of the performing arts." [Covertext DVD] 



// CAST // 

Lucinda Childs: Herself - Choreographer 

Philip Glass: Himself - Composer 

Will Lyman: Narrator (voice) 

Robert Wilson: Himself - Director 


// PRODUCTION // 

Mark Obenhaus - director 

Chrisann Verges - producer 

Sarah Stein - Film Editing 

David Eubank - first assistant camera 

Karola Ritter - assistant camera Music Department 

Philip Glass - music by 


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DVD cover | http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0121240/
Regie
Darsteller
Musik
Standorte
MCB
Aufnahmedatum
Dienstag, 01. Oktober 1985
Länge
58 min