OPERAS THAT NEVER WERE: GALAXIAN ON THE BEACH

Fri, 09/09/2005 — Fasteriskhead

In 1979, some three years after the co-creation of their landmark avant-garde opera Einstein on the Beach, composer Philip Glass and stage producer Robert Wilson briefly reunited to consider the possibility of a sequel. Wilson, having become fascinated with Space Invaders through the latter half of '78, lured Glass in with the possibility of creating a new work loosely devoted to the subject of the then-new topic of video gaming. Although never completed to any great degree, portions of the new opera were sketched out in draft and the project was given a tentative title, basing itself off of the classic shooter Galaxian.

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