Stockhausen's 29-Hour Licht to Get Complete Performance in 2008

Classic Arts News   Stockhausen's 29-Hour Licht to Get Complete Performance in 2008
 
Karlheinz Stockhausen's 29-hour opera cycle Licht ("Light") will be performed in its entirely in Dresden in 2008, the BBC reports.

The German composer wrote the seven-part work between 1977 and 2002. The final section, Licht-Bilder ("Light Pictures"), will premiere on October 16 at the Donaueschingen Music Festival in southwestern Germany.

The complete performance at the European Center for the Arts Hellerau will mark Stockhausen's 80th birthday. According to Udo Zimmermann, the chairman of the theater, the staging will cost 10 million euros.

Today’s Most Popular News: