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Thursday, May 7 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Opera Lafayette: Partnership Panel Discussion and Performance

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RYAN BROWN, founder and artistic director of Opera Lafayette, leads a panel that examines strategies for building artistic partnerships that increase community involvement in exploring masterpieces from the 17th, 18th and early 19th centuries. The panel will be followed by performances from Kalanidhi Dance and soprano PASCALE BEAUDIN.

This video of Rameau’s Les Fêtes de l'Hymen et de l'Amour, ou Les Dieux d'Égypte by Opera Lafayette represents an unusual confluence of discovery — a modern American premiere of a major work by the greatest composer of opera in 18th-century France, and a collaboration between three dance companies and three director-choreographers. Come join a panel where “new” historical repertoire, different approaches to this repertoire and new possibilities for collaboration will be discussed by a varied group of conductors, choreographers and directors. Musical and dance excerpts from two 18th- and 19th-century modern premieres will be included in the panel discussion.

The Cosmos Club is housed in the historic Hillyer House, constructed in 1873 by Curtis Justin Hillyer and later redesigned by the famed architecture firm Carrère and Hastings. The Cosmos Club is a private social club for men and women distinguished in science, literature and the arts. The elegant Beaux-Arts structure, constructed of Indiana limestone, is set amid the fragrance of ancient wisteria and magnolia trees. We are thrilled with the opportunity to present this panel discussion and performance in the baroque Warne Lounge, originally built as the residence’s ballroom.

Guests in this magnificent belle époque home are required to observe a formal dress code consisting of jacket and tie for men, and suits or clothing of equivalent formality for women. Jeans, denim, T-shirts, and athletic clothing and footwear are not permitted.

Walk from the hotel by following conference walking guides or travel on own.

Moderators
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Ryan Brown

Conductor and Artistic Director, Opera Lafayette
Ryan Brown is the founder, conductor, and artistic director of Opera Lafayette. Through his work with Opera Lafayette, Brown has gained an international reputation for his interpretations of French opera and for his role in the revival of significant works from 18th and 19th centuries. Brown’s repertoire and discography of over ten recordings for Naxos include operas by well-known 18th-century composers (Gluck and Rameau... Read More →

Speakers
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Pascale Beaudin

Soprano
Canadian soprano Pascale Beaudin began her career at the Opéra de Montréal, in the roles of Zerlina (Don Giovanni, Mozart) and Oscar (Un ballo in maschera, Verdi).  She has also sung Papagena (Die Zauberflöte, Mozart) with Opera Lyra Ottawa. Making her début as Nannetta (Falstaff, Verdi) at the Opéra de Québec, she returned as Gabrielle (La Vie parisienne, Offenbach) to critical acclaim. In... Read More →
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Seán Curran

Artistic Director, Seán Curran Company
Seán Curran began his dance training with traditional Irish step dancing as a young boy in Boston, Massachusetts and went on to make his mark on the dance world as a leading dancer with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company (1983 – 1993) and as a performer in the original New York City Cast of STOMP (1994 – 1998). A graduate and faculty member of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Curran now serves as Chair of... Read More →
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Martin Pearlman

Founder and Music Director, Boston Baroque
An international conductor known for his crisp communicative skills, Pearlman is also a highly regarded scholar, composer and an acclaimed three-time Grammy ­nominated recording artist. He is the founder and music director of the Boston Baroque, a Boston, Massachusetts-based ensemble that has performed many American and world period-instrument premieres of operas, choral, and instrumental works, including Mozart operas and major works of... Read More →
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Mark Streshinsky

General Director, West Edge Opera
Mark Streshinsky has created many productions for West Edge Opera, starting in 2003 with Eugene Onegin and continuing with productions of Legend of the Ring, Xerxes, Ariadne auf Naxos and many others. Last season he directed La bohème and The End of the Affair. Nationally, Mark has been on the staging staffs of several large companies including San Francisco Opera, The Dallas Opera, Los Angeles Opera and New York City Opera. He has... Read More →


Thursday May 7, 2015 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cosmos Club 2121 Massachusetts Ave. Washington, D.C.

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