Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Special opera theatre offer for students in Communication and Culture

who plan to attend IU Opera Theater’s
new production of
an opera by Philip Glass



Enjoy the mesmerizing, spectacular IU Opera Theater production of Philip Glass’ groundbreaking opera "Akhnaten" for just $10 (both Friday performances – Feb 22, or Mar 1,) if you’re a student in the Department of Communication and Culture.


Through his operas, symphonies, compositions, and his wide-ranging collaborations with artists ranging from Twyla Tharp to Allen Ginsberg, Woody Allen to David Bowie, Philip Glass has had an extraordinary and unprecedented impact upon the musical and intellectual life of his times. This will be IU Opera Theater’s first opera by Glass.


"Akhnaten" is based on the life and religious convictions of the Egyptian pharaoh by the same name. According to the composer, the work is the culmination of his two other biographical operas, "Einstein on the Beach" and "Satyagraha," about Mohandas Gandhi. These three people -- Akhnaten, Einstein and Gandhi -- were all driven by an inner vision that altered the age in which they lived, in particular Akhnaten in religion, Einstein in science and Gandhi in politics.


The production’s artistic team is made up of internationally recognized artists: Stage Director Candace Evans, Conductor Arthur Fagen, Set Designer Douglas Fitch, and Costume Designer Linda Pisano.


In all, this is a show not to be missed!



To benefit from the “FIRST FRIDAY SPECIAL,” visit the Musical Arts Center Box Office (M-F, 11:30am-5:30pm), present your student ID and use the code “King Tut!” to buy your tickets.  You’ll be able to buy up to two tickets for any Friday performance (Feb 22 or March 1) for just $10 each!


Friday, February 22 at 12:00 p.m. in the Musical Arts Center Lobby
An invitation to a Public Discussion on Philip Glass’ opera Akhnaten, led by Egyptologist Steve Vinson, Associate Professor, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures. Panelists: Shalom Goldman from Duke University and the production’s internationally recognized artistic team: Stage Director Candace Evans, Music Director Arthur Fagen, Stage Designer Douglas Fitch, and Costume Designer Linda Pisano.