The play 'Einstein on the Beach' by Philip Glass will be staged by Susanne Kennedy as a four-hour performative installation at Theater Basel in the 21/22 season.
Intoxicating music theater as a borderline experience
In their first opera production, Susanne Kennedy and Markus Selg create a futuristic Gesamtkunstwerk about space and time. With their unmistakable theatrical language, they break down boundaries between man and machine, reality and simulation. Inspired by the unconventional genius Albert Einstein, Philip Glass created a 20th century masterpiece that breaks all the rules of opera and follows no linear narrative structure. Repetitive patterns make it possible to experience time as a sensual phenomenon and put the audience in a trance. For the first time, the two special ensembles Basler Madrigalisten and Ensemble Phoenix can be seen together in an opera production at Theater Basel.
In cooperation with the Berliner Festspiele.
Participants and additional information: