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THE BORDER OF HOPE AND DESPAIR
Where does contemporary culture and contemporary art collide? For Gregorio Luke, expert on Mexican and Latin American art and culture, the border outlines the clash between wealth and poverty, hope and despair. It is the scene of a bloody drug war and choice fodder for the contemporary artist. Luke, along with librettist Ruben Ortiz-Torres, will illuminate the dynamic history of this rich, tragic, and explosive world and its influences on contemporary art and music. Come join us for this multimedia event with a sneak peek into LBO's US premiere of Camelia la Tejana - Only the Truth.
FACE ... TO FACE ... TO FACE
The Police drummer/founder Stewart Copeland and prolific American Composer Michael Gordon sit down with LBO artistic/general director Andreas Mitisek to help you get to know the Tell-Tale Heart and Van Gogh more intimately and learn about the compositional process straight from the composers themselves. Excerpts from both operas will be performed. This fascinating exchange with two of America’s premiere composers will connect the dots between personal fascinations, ideas, and art.
AMBITION OR OBSESSION?
To prepare for our production of Ernest Bloch's Macbeth, we'll take you on a fascinating journey through the world of Macbeth settings, including Bloch and Verdi's operatic treatments alongside excerpts from film and, of course, Shakespeare himself! Shakespeare savants and opera-philes will dissect the title character’s wicked hubris and LBO cast members will present illuminations of this bloody, cautionary tale.