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Opera: Juana

November 22, 2019 @ 8:00 PM

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One event on November 24, 2019 at 2:00 PM

Music by Carla Lucero
Libretto by Carla Lucero and Gaspar de Alba
Conducted by Mary Chun
Stage Direction by Sara E. Widzer

Based on the novel Sor Juana’s Second Dream by UCLA Professor Alicia Gaspar de Alba, the opera tells the story of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, a 17th-century feminist genius, theologian, poet, author, composer, artist and architect whose life was marked by repeated conflict with men of the Inquisition. The opera features designers from the Department of Theater and performers from the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. Presented in collaboration with Opera UCLA as part of the 2018-2019 Dobrow Series and made possible by a generous endowment from the David and Irmgard Dobrow Fund.

Performances
Friday, November 22, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Freud Playhouse

“…her story is so extraordinary that it risks eclipsing her creations.”
— Katie Baker, The Daily Beast

Details

Date:
November 22, 2019
Time:
8:00 PM
Event Category:

Venue

Freud Playhouse
245 Charles E. Young Dr. E
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States