Robert Wilson is a phenomenon whose range and importance has no parallel in contemporary theater. As both a designer and director, Wilson was a leading figure in the New York avant-garde theater scene of the sixties.
He has dominated European theater for the past twenty years with his original productions and unique adaptations of theatrical and operatic works.
His monumental multi-media epic, the CIVIL warS, commissioned for the 1984 Olympic Arts Festival, has never yet been performed in its entirety and has become a legend in the theater.
Wilson’s art works have also been shown extensively in museums and galleries throughout the world, including major retrospectives at the Centre George Pompidou in Paris, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and the Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno in Valencia.
Composer Philip Glass and director Robert Wilson’s first collaboration, Einstein on the Beach, was heralded as one of the most important and innovative operas of this century and catapulted both artists into the international spotlight. A dazzling explosion of movement, music, design, rhythm, voice, language, sound and light, Einstein completely overwhelmed its audience when it premiered at the Metropolitan Opera in 1976. Twenty-two years later, their newest collaboration, Monsters of Grace, promises to do the same.