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Zhaojun - A Woman of Peace

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Zhaojun - A Woman of Peace

Time: April 1, 2013 at 7:30pm to April 30, 2013 at 7:30pm
Location: Peter Sharp Theater, Symphony Space
Street: Broadway and West 95th Street
City/Town: New York City
Website or Map: http://www.aliceshields.com
Phone: afshields@earthlink.net
Event Discipline: music, theater
Organized By: The Center for Contemporary Opera
Latest Activity: Oct 17, 2012

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My new chamber opera Zhaojun - A Woman of Peace will be premiered in April, 2013 by the Center for Contemporary Opera at Manhattan's Symphony Space at the Peter Sharp Theater. 

Written in English, for mezzo-soprano, baritone and chamber ensemble, the opera is inspired by stories of the life of Wang Zhaojun, one of the four beauties of ancient China, who created peace between China and Mongolia.  The opera incorporates elements from the Chinese theater of the Yuan dynasty of Kubilai Khan, as well as poetry from ancient China.   

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