Robert Wilson (Architecture and Painting, Alumnus)

Einstein on the Beach, (1976), opera
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This minimalist opera was scored by composer Philip Glass and designed and produced by Wilson. A four-act, five-hour rumination on the philosophy of Albert Einstein, Einstein on the Beach transformed the traditional notion of opera. An international tour of the opera is currently in progress.