Philip Glass (1937)

Einstein on the Beach (1976)

opera in four acts for ensemble, choir and soloists


stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1976
    • Duration : 4 h 30 mn
    • Editor : Dunvagen Music Publishers
Detailed formation
  • solistes : 2 actresses, 1 actor, 1 child narrator, 1 solo soprano [amplifiée]
  • mixed choir(4 soprano, 4 contralto, 4 tenor, 4 bass voice)
  • 1 flute (also 1 piccolo, 1 bass flute), 1 flute (also 1 soprano saxophone), 1 tenor saxophone (also 1 alto saxophone), 2 electronic/MIDI keyboards/synthesizers

Creation information

  • Date : 25 July 1976
    Location :

    France, Festival d'Avignon


    Performers :

    Robert Wilson, interprètes : Philip Glass Ensemble.