Rotterdam: Rotterdamse Schouwburg, 1983. Original poster for the 1984 opera directed by Robert Wilson with music by Philip Glass, David Byrne, Gavin Bryars, and others, as performed in Rotterdam on September 11, 1983.
"The CIVIL warS" was originally conceived as six movements, created in six different countries, that once premiered in their countries of origin would then be joined together into a daylong opera for the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. However, after adequate funding never surfaced for the project, the piece remained incomplete and is now known only for its five completed sections. It has never been performed whole.
This poster is for the Rotterdam movement, which was intended to mimic the look of Dutch landscapes and which included appearances by characters like Mata Hari, Queen Wilhelmina, and William the Silent.
23 x 16.25 inches, rolled. About Fine condition.