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May  30

The Golden Gate

The Department of English, American Studies Program, and Creative Writing Program at Stanford University and the Stanford Arts Institute Present

From Lyric Novel to Lyric Stage:

The Golden Gate

How does an Acclaimed Novel-in-Verse Become a New Opera?

This unique multimedia event will include

· ***a video welcome by author (and former Stegner Fellow and Stanford student) Vikram Seth

· ***readings of passages from Seth’s novel-in-verse, The Golden Gate by current Stegner Fellows and Stanford students intercut with parallel scenes from the new opera by Conrad Cummings (from a staged workshop at Lincoln Center)

· ***commentary from composer Conrad Cummings, who will will weave together spoken and sung words with candid reflections on the choices he made as he transformed Seth’s verse into sung drama

Opera News called Cummings’ Golden Gate “one of the best operas of the 21st century.”

Thursday, May 30, 2013 8:00 PM

Bing Concert Hall Studio Stanford University, Stanford, California

(Free) Tickets Required. Tickets will be available mid-May from the Stanford Ticket Office, Tresidder Union.

Please call 650-725-2787 or click on tickets.stanford.edu

Co-sponsored by Stanford’s Department of Music, Department of Theatre and Performance Studies, Program in Asian American Studies, Institute for Diversity in the Arts, and Program in Feminist Studies