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Dream of the Red Chamber

Costume inspiration for Dream of the Red Chamber (Tim Yip)

ASNC is pleased to invite you to an exclusive opportunity to see Dream of the Red Chamber at the San Francisco Opera. One of China’s greatest classical novels—as famous in China as Romeo and Juliet is in the West—Dream of the Red Chamber recounts the love triangle between a young nobleman and two very different women: one his spiritual soulmate, the other a beautiful heiress.

Tickets include access to a special champagne and truffle reception with Dream of the Red Chamber composer, Bright Sheng, starting at 6:30PM in the Dress Circle South Lounge at the SF Opera. Performance begins at 7:30PM, and proceeds will go towards supporting ASNC programming.

Bright Sheng is one of the foremost composers of our time, whose stage, orchestral, chamber and vocal works are performed regularly throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Sheng’s music is noted for its lyrical and limpid melodies, a Shostakovich sense of breath in music phrases, a Bartokian sense of rhythmic propulsion, and dramatic and theatrical gestures. Many of Sheng’s works has strong Chinese and Asian influences, a result of his diligent study of Asian musical cultures for over three decades.

 

Event Details

Tue 27 Sep 2016
6:30pm - 10:30pm

San Francisco Opera, 301 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102

Asia Society Members/Non-members: Orchestra $130, Dress Circle $155