Einstein on the Beach: Philip Glass and Robert Wilson's Monumental Opera
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The last date listed for Einstein on the Beach was Sunday October 13, 2013 / 2:00pm.
Currently at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion:
- Full Price:
- $66.00 - $177.00
- Our Price:
- $53.00 - $106.00
Sex and sin have taken over the city of Alexandria, now ruled over by the lusty courtesan Thaïs, who spends her days pursuing sensual delights. Renowned tenor Plácido Domingo plays a pious monk determined to save the courtesan's soul and bring the city back to God. But as the sinner becomes a saint, the holy man falls victim to his own passion for Thaïs. This thrilling production from the Finnish National Opera has taken European opera houses by storm and now brings its intoxicating melodies and exotic colors to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, thanks to LA Opera. Performed in French with projected English translations, Thaïs will seduce you with its glittering costumes and sets and the passionate soprano of the incomparable Nino Machaidze, as Thaïs. Learn More
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“The musical event of the year!”—The New Yorker
“An experience not to be missed!”—The Times London
“The most influential opera of the last 50 years.”—Los Angeles Times
“Original … Visionary!”—The New York Times
“Magical!”—San Francisco Chronicle
Each performance lasts approximately four hours and 30 minutes, and there are no traditional intermissions. The audience is invited to leave and re-enter quietly as desired; there will be full concession services available in the theater lobbies throughout the performance.
Presented in collaboration with the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA (CAP UCLA).
The 2012-13 production of Einstein on the Beach, An Opera in Four Acts was commissioned by BAM; the Barbican, London; Cal Performances University of California, Berkeley; Luminato, Toronto Festival of Arts and Creativity; De Nederlandse Opera/The Amsterdam Music Theatre; Opera at Orchestre National de Montpellier Languedoc-Rousillon; University Musical Society of the University of Michigan. Orginally produced in 1976 by the Byrd Hoffman Foundation.
Produced by Pomegranate Arts, Inc.