Einstein on the Beach

An opera in Four Acts by Robert Wilson and Philip Glass

4 - 13 May 2012 / 18:00, 17:30, 16:00

£35 - 125

Red & Orange Members enjoy 20% off ticket prices for this show (subject to availability)

subject to availability
 sold out

Press Quotes

'Einstein remains a masterpiece; it has, thus far, triumphantly withstood the test of time. Einstein is constantly involving and almost religiously moving…an experience to cherish for a lifetime.'
The New York Times

'One of the truly pivotal artworks of our time.' Newsweek

'Einstein sends one out of the auditorium in a state of meditative euphoria…it remains among the most significant theatrical achievements of the entire post-World War II period.'
The Wall Street Journal

'In the vastness and complexity of its themes, the cultural centrality of its subject matter, and the daring, breadth and originality of its artistic means, it remains an achievement for which the descriptor “supreme” does not seem the least excessive. From the moment it begins, it seduces the viewer into an immense, imagined universe of its own…its spell never lets up for a second.'
Washington Post

'An entire life will not be enough to erase the memory and emotional impact of such a performance.' Le Figaro (March 2012)

'Four and a half hours when it is impossible to leave your seat, so fascinated are you by the perfection of the images, the singing of the chorus, the rhythm that transports you out of yourself.' Le Nouvel Observateur (March 2012)


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