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04 June 2022 Theater Basel

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23 June 2022 Theater Basel


music theatre


Einstein on the Beach


Philip Glass (*1937) “Einstein on the Beach” opera in four acts (1976) – 220’


André de Ridder
Jürg Henneberger
Susanne Kennedy
stage direction
Markus Selg
Richard Alexander
sound design
Diamanda Dramm
violin solo
Álfheiður Erla Guðmundsdóttir
Emily Dilewski
Sonja Koppelhuber
Nadia Catania
Christoph Bösch
flute, piccolo
Josef Feichter
Toshiko Sakakibara
bass clarinet, EWI Solo
Raphael Camenisch
soprano saxophone
Sascha Armbruster
alto saxophone
Ludovic Van Hellemont
electric organ
Samuel Wettstein
electric organ

Program description

Walk-in music theater installation between intoxication and ritual

In their first opera production, Susanne Kennedy and Markus Selg create a posthumanist “Gesamtkunstwerk”. In doing so, they break down boundaries between man and machine, future and past, theater, visual art and virtual reality. The constantly rotating stage becomes the living space of a new kind of community. It cultivates a hieroglyphic language of movement and seems to live according to its own enigmatic rules. Inspired by the unconventional genius Albert Einstein, Philip Glass created a 20th century musical masterpiece that breaks all the rules of opera and follows no linear narrative structure. Repetitive patterns make time sensually tangible and put the audience into trance. The audience can move freely and experience the work individually.

other artists:

Performance/Dance – Suzan Boogaerdt, Tarren Johnson, Frank Willens, Tommy Cattin, Dominic Santia, Ixchel Mendoza Hernández
Basler Madrigalisten (conductor: Raphael Immoos) – Anna Miklashevich, Viola Molnar, Viviane Hasler (soprano), Barbara Schingnitz, Schoschana Kobelt, Leslie Leon (alto), Patrick Siegrist, Daniel Issa, Christopher Wattam (tenor), Othmar Sturm, Valerio Zanolli, Amir Tiroshi (bass)

Production of Theater Basel in cooperation with Berliner Festspiele and Wiener Festwochen

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