THE MORGAN TO EXHIBIT THE MUSICAL SCORE AND PRODUCTION STORYBOARDS FOR THE GROUND-BREAKING OPERA, EINSTEIN ON THE BEACH
In 1976 composer Philip Glass and director Robert Wilson redefined opera with the debut in Avignon, France, of Einstein on the Beach. The nearly fivehour, non-narrative work broke a host of operatic conventions and would become the most celebrated of the many collaborations between these two giants of the musical and theatrical stage.
Beginning on July 13, The Morgan Library & Museum will exhibit for the first time Glass’s autograph score for Einstein on the Beach as well as Wilson’s production storyboards totaling more than one hundred designs. It is the first time the score has been exhibited and the first time it has been united with Wilson’s work since the opera premiered more than thirty-five years ago. Robert Wilson/Philip Glass: Einstein on the Beach will run through November 4.