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Friday, January 28, 2011 - 6:00 pm to 8:45 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Programs are free and open to the public, but does not include admission to the museum's galleries



This Friday night come to the de Young Museum for a free opera performance by the Ensemble Paraliele with excerpts from the Philip Glass opera Orphee. Also enjoy live music, a closing art reception and take a free art class to learn how to make your own Venetian Opera Mask.

January 28, 2011 – 6:00pm

Ensemble Parallèle
6:40–7:10 p.m. and 7:45–8:15 p.m. (two 30-minute presentations)
Wilsey Court

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.

About Friday Nights at the De Young
On Friday nights the entire museum is open until 8:45 p.m. Friday Nights at the de Young offers a variety of interdisciplinary arts programs, including live music, poetry, films, dance, tours, and lectures. The cafe is open with a special Friday Nights dinner menu, and a no-host cocktail bar is serving drinks. There are art making activities for everyone. All Friday Night programming is free unless otherwise noted.


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Cost: FREE*
*Programs are free and open to the public, but does not include admission to the museum's galleries
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