An Evening with Robert Wilson

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In an exceptional performance of two hours, director and artist Robert Wilson invites us into his astonishing aesthetic universe. Combining hundreds of striking images from his prolific career, Wilson provides an intimate self-portrait of his creative process.

Mr. Wilson references his landmark original works for the stage such as Deafman Glance, A Letter for Queen Victoria, Einstein on the Beach (created with composer Philip Glass), The CIVIL warS, and The Black Rider, as well as his acclaimed work for the operatic and theatrical repertoire, including his luminous stagings of Madama Butterfly, Wagner's Ring Cycle, The Magic Flute, Ibsen's Peer Gynt and Heiner Mueller's Quartett. At the conclusion of the performance, the audience is invited to explore Mr. Wilson's ideas further during an informal question-and-answer period.

The Student Lecture Series is made possible through a generous contribution to the The Cooper Union's Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture Dean's Circle by Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Brown.

The event is free and open to the public. General public should reserve a space at Please note first come, first seated; an RSVP does not guarantee admission as we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 to 30 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early.
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