6:40–7:10 p.m. and 7:45–8:15 p.m. (two 30-minute presentations)
Ensemble Parallèle presents “Love, Obsession, and Death”: excerpts from the Philip Glass opera Orphée
This work, recently described by the New York Times as one of Glass’s “most inspired works” and a “mythic modern opera,” is based on Orphée, Jean Cocteau's famous surreal film of 1950. “Love, Obsession, and Death” will take you through a surreal operatic journey with narration, music, video projection, and sideshow acts. Come and experience contemporary chamber opera as upper and under worlds collide.
This Friday create a Venetian Opera Mask with the de Young's art educators to wear to the concert
7:15 p.m. Koret Auditorium
Argentine Opera at the de Young presents singers from the Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón, featuring Sebastian Angulegui, Gabriela Ceaglio, Emanuel Esteban, Gustavo Feulien, Florencia Machado, Marina Silva, and Duilio Smiriglia, with Marcelo Ayub on piano. These talented young singers from Buenos Aires will delight museum guests with their powerful and expressive voices.
6:00–8:30 p.m. Kimball Education Gallery Closing Reception for January’s Artist-in-Residence, Jennifer Ewing, in her installation Spirit Boat Directions. Celebrate her residency with light refreshments.