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 selection of key sections of Karlheinz Stockhausen's LICHT cycle. From the whole work's 29 hours of music, the production will comprise 15 hours performed over three days, capturing the whole tonal universe of the original cycle.
The three concerts, which together last more than 15 hours, can be viewed individually, but to experience the work in its full and unparalleled brilliance we recommend attending all three.
As the first-ever staging of such a large part of the LICHT cycle (over half of the full opera cycle), the unique nature and scale of this project make it a truly world-class operatic and musical theatre production.
aus LICHT is a joint production of Holland Festival, Dutch National Opera, Royal Conservatoire The Hague and Stockhausen Foundation for Music.