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LRCCS Noon Lecture Series | Dream of the Red Chamber, the Opera

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
5:00 AM
Room 1636 School of Social Work Building

A discussion between David Henry Huang, Playwright, Screenwriter and Librettist; Bright Sheng, Leonard Bernstein Distinguished University Professor, School of Music, Theater and Dance, University of Michigan; and David Rolston, Associate Professor, Asia Languages and Cultures, University of Michigan

On September 10th, 2016, San Francisco Opera will present the world premiere of a new opera which it commissioned based on Dream of the Red Chamber, the most popular novel in the history of Chinese literature, with music by Bright Sheng, and libretto by David Henry Hwang and Bright Sheng.  On Thursday, February 18, at 8 pm, the Department of Opera at UM's School of Music, Theater and Dance will present a workshop for the opera at the Stamps Auditorium of the Arthur Miller Theater on North Campus.

The talk will be a discussion between Professor David Rolston (LRCCS Faculty Associate), Professor Bright Sheng (LRCCS Faculty Associate) and David Henry Hwang, on the operatic adaptation approach to the novel, concludes with video presentation of concert performance (with orchestra and singers) of some of the musically and dramatically crucial arias in the opera.