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Seminar: Aida - Politics and Religion and Verdi's Operas

Event Start Date: 5/15/2022 12:00 PM

Event End Date: 5/15/2022 2:30 PM

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Thayer Concert Hall at The Colburn School - 200 S Grand Ave.

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Seminar: Aida - Politics and Religion in Verdi's Operas

Date: Sunday, May 15, 2022

Time: 12:00PM-2:30PM

Location: Thayer Hall, Colburn School

Speaker: Simon Williams

 

Verdi's deep concern about the interaction of religion and politics culminated with Aida.

In this talk, Simon Williams, UC Santa Barbara Professor Emeritus of Theater and Dance, will trace the development of this theme throughout Verdi's oeuvre. In his deep dive on Aida, he will explore what happens when politics and religion are united. Verdi's values do not lie in any conventional religious or political establishment, but point to a belief in both a humanitarian and mystical realm that lies beyond political power and religious dogma.

 


Featured Speaker: Simon Williams, UCSB Professor Emeritus of Theater and Dance

 

PROOF OF VACCINATION WILL BE REQUIRED. The Colburn School's current policy requires guests to be vaccinated. Guests must present a photo ID along with proof of vaccination upon arrival.

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5/15/2022 12:00 PM
Event End Date:
5/15/2022 2:30 PM
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