Einstein on the Beach: The Changing Image of Opera

Director: Mark Obenhaus

Institute History

  • 1986 Sundance Film Festival


Einstein on the Beach is the brilliant 4 hour, uninterrupted “opera” by avant-garde director-designer Robert Wilson and new music composer Philip Glass. Described as a “shared dream,” the performance is blended beautifully with interviews introducing the theatrical and musical concepts. What emerges is a hauntingly exquisite collaboration which draws on the various disciplines of music, theater, design, dance and visual arts. It is absolutely spellbinding, a film to cherish for some time to come.

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