Adam's Passion

Music by ARVO PÄRT
Designed and directed by ROBERT WILSON
Music director and conductor TÕNU KALJUSTE

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Konzerthausorchester Berlin
Lucinda Childs, Michael Theophanous
Endro Roosimäe, Erki Laur, Tatjana Kosmõnina

Associate set designer Serge von Arx
Costumes Carlos Soto
Lighting design AJ Weissbard
Associate director Tilman Hecker
Dramaturg Konrad Kuhn


The first  collaboration between the two prominent artists – Pärt and Wilson, binds the creative experience and understanding of the world of two world- renowned creators. The the emotional spectacle of sound and light is based on the Pärt’s most influential music: “Adam’s Lament”, “Tabula Rasa” and “Misere”, entwined with “Sequentiae” composed specifically for the production.
The performance had a premiere in 2015 in Tallinn.

Robert Wilson, a master of modern theatrical language and one of the main founders of avant-garde theatre, has remained on top of the international scene since his breakout production of “Einstein on the Beach” (with Philip Glass, 1976). Wilson has been awarded, among others, with a Pulitzer, two Premio Ubus, a Golden Lion from the Venice Biennale, and an Olivier Award.


The performance is produced by Eesti Kontsert,  Change Performing Arts, Berlin Concert House