This dramatised concert of Philip Glass’s Einstein on the Beach (1976), featuring singer Suzanne Vega, the seven-musician Ictus Ensemble and the 12-singer Collegium Vocale Gent, under the baton of Georges-Elie Octors, is a must. A fresh, radical show where the wall between the performers and the audience seems to melt down.
The production highlights the sound in the original opera, and so it is similar in length to it. It is the creation of the music itself that is being shown: the musicians working on the stage and a wonderful Suzanne Vega singing, reciting and acting. The result is a powerful vocal collage that turns the Arriaga Theatre into an overpowering audio visual setting where the artists and the audience share the same space, time and even point of view.
PricesFriends of the Arriaga: From 25 to 35%
Groups, young people, over 65s, the unemployed, large families and people with disabilities in excess of 33%: 25%
Dance Professionals: 25%
Last minute discount (for the previous groups, except Friends of the Arriaga): 50%
Last minute discount for Young Friend of the Arriaga: 70%
Disabled persons in a wheelchair: 50% (in the proscenium, balcony and a companion)