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April 27: Turandot and Master Au

Discussion of the paintings of Master Au (perhaps the greatest living traditional Chinese artist) PLUS discussion of the opera Turandot PLUS performance of selections from Turandot

When: Thursday, April 27, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Au Ho-nien Museum, Schwitzer Student Center, University of Indianapolis

Puccini’s final opera, Turandot, is set in ancient China. Princess Turandot has been promised by her father, the Emperor, to the first suitor who can answer three riddles posed by her, and many have lost their heads in the attempt. Prince Calaf, in disguise, accepts the Princess’s challenge and succeeds in his quest, but when Turandot is reluctant to fulfill her bargain, he poses his own challenge to her, leading to a thrilling climax. Join Dr. Phylis Lan Lin, Presidential International Ambassador and Director of Asian Programs at the University of Indianapolis, for a talk on the ink paintings of Master Au Ho-Nien, the Chinese master whose works are housed in the university’s museum dedicated to his art and open every day to the public. Afterwards, Butler University’s Dr. Michael Sells will discuss Puccini’s Turandot, and the principal cast members from Indianapolis Opera’s production will perform selections from the opera, accompanied by Maestro James Caraher. A reception will follow.

For more information on the Au Ho-nien Museum, please visit http://www.uindy.edu/aumuseum/.

This program is co-presented by Indianapolis Opera and the Asian Programs of the University of Indianapolis.

Admission is free, but space is limited and reservations are required. R.s.v.p. to Patty Harvey, Director of Education, Indianapolis Opera, at pattyh@indyopera.org or 317-283-3531 x 116.

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