An Einstein opera has been done – Einstein on the Beach, by Philip Glass. It doesn’t actually tell any particular story about Einstein, though. To quote wikipedia, it portrays “the icon purely as a historical figure and not with any storyline attached to his image.” Having listened to the first third of it in the last couple of hours, I can confirm that it’s about as strange as that synopsis suggests, but also kinda fun to listen to.

Also, apparently Vancouver Opera is going to put on Nixon in China at some point in the not-too-distant future (2010, I think? The internet would probably know…). I’m pretty excited 🙂