Einstein on the Beach: Philip Glass and Robert Wilson's Monumental Opera
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Two iconic American rock groups will share the stage at the Fabulous Forum this summer as Cheap Trick joins Boston for their "Heaven on Earth" tour. Known for their killer pop hooks, Boston sold millions during the '70s and '80s with their catchy version of prog rock. Their self-titled debut was one of the fastest-selling pop debuts in history, spawning three hit singles that became American classics: "More Than a Feeling," "Long Time" and "Peace of Mind." At the same time, Cheap Trick was perfecting the delicate balance between power pop and hard rock that made them a major influence on future punk, metal and alternative bands. Songs like "I Want You to Want Me," "Surrender" and "Dream Police," along with their dynamic live performances, sealed their reputation as arena rock gods. Now, 40 years into their careers, the two bands are still going strong. The "Heaven on Earth" tour is traveling the country in support of Boston's sixth studio album release, Life, Love & Hope, and this is one of a select few appearances where Cheap Trick will be performing with them. Learn More
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Featured review from JJC
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Easy pick up of tickets and very good seats in the Orchestra Ring. Glad I didn't pay top dollar and had Goldstar discount. A aurally stimulating experience that was modern and made you relate to music and sounds and words in a totally different way. At times the repetitiveness was mind numbing but overall intresting.
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Enjoyed the pre talk.. gave us an overview and reactions of
audience to world premiere and the concept that in spite of no
intermission, it was designed for people to go in and out as they wished.. most people sat for almost 2 hours before...continued
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Read the program for Einstein on the Beach.
“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.