San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join us at The Watermill Center for a screening of Shakespeare's Sonnets, an opera directed by our own Artistic Director, Robert Wilson, with music by Rufus Wainwright.
Shakespeare's Sonnets premiered April 2009 at the Berliner Ensemble in Berlin, Germany. 24 of Shakespeare's famous 154 sonnets, published in 1609, were selected by Robert Wilson for his staging set to music by singer Rufus Wainwright. In this opera Robert Wilson has created a highly stylized design for each sonnet including lavish costumes, over-sized hair and make-up, and his trademark lighting.
Come to The Watermill Center to get little closer to the process behind Robert Wilson's theatrical magic. Materials and sketches used during the making of Shakespeare's Sonnets will be displayed.
Please note Shakespeare's Sonnets is in German without subtittles, however a synopsis and translation of the sonnets will be made available.
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The Watermill Center
The Watermill Center, operated by the Byrd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation, is a laboratory for performance founded by Robert Wilson as a unique environment for young and emerging artists from around the world to explore new ideas.
Watermill draws inspiration from all the arts and cultures as well as from social, human and natural sciences.
Watermill is a global community of artists. Living and working together among the extensive collection of art and artifacts lies at the heart of the Watermill experience.
Watermill is a haven for the next generations of artists, supporting their work among a network of international institutions and venues that embrace new interdisciplinary approaches.