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What is aus LICHT?

In 2019 a marathon performance will be staged of a large portion of the LICHT cycle, composed by Karlheinz Stockhausen. Featuring selected highlights from the seven operas – one for each day of the week – it will offer a spectacular overview of Stockhausen's masterpiece. aus LICHT is a joint production of Dutch National Opera, the Holland Festival, Royal Conservatoire The Hague and Stockhausen Foundation.

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