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LRCCS - WebinARTS | "Dream of the Red Chamber" with Bright Sheng and David Henry Hwang

Bright Sheng, composer and U-M Leonard Bernstein Distinguished Professor; David Henry Hwang, Tony Award winning playwright; Ann Chih Lin, U-M Associate Professor, Ford School of Public Policy
Thursday, April 21, 2022
7:30-8:30 PM
Off Campus Location
Registration for this Zoom webinar is required. Please register here:

Dream of the Red Chamber (紅樓夢), one of China’s four great classic novels, tells the story of the rise and decline a wealthy imperial Chinese family, and by extension, the rise and decline of the Qing dynasty itself. The novel was adapted as an English-language Opera composed by Bright Sheng with libretto by Sheng and David Henry Hwang, which premiered at the San Francisco Opera in 2016.

On April 21, join composer Bright Sheng and Tony Award winner David Henry Hwang to explore the world of their Dream of the Red Chamber which returns to the San Francisco Opera House this June. Sheng and Hwang, in conversation with Ann Chih Lin, Director of the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies at the University of Michigan, will share what it takes to adapt this rich and complex world to a different medium, and why this story still resonates with readers and viewers alike more than two centuries after it was first written.

This event is co-presented by China Institute and the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies (LRCCS) at the University of Michigan.

If there is anything we can do to make this event accessible to you, please contact us. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the university to arrange.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Livestream / Virtual
Tags: Asia, China, Music
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, International Institute, Asian Languages and Cultures