A Night of Art and Opera: Tales of Hoffmann

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Date(s) - 08/01/2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

South Pasadena Public Library Community Room

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This special evening will feature renowned artist John August Swanson discussing his artistic exploration of the Jacques Offenbach (1819–1880) opera “Tales of Hoffmann“, and the resulting limited edition serigraph which was recently donated to the Library by South Pasadena community member and former Library Board Trustee Andy Lippman. Mr. Swanson will display his sketchbook along with color proofs and progressive proofs made during the printing in 2001 at the Aurora Serigraphic Studio in Van Nuys, California.

Following Mr. Swanson’s talk an incredible trio of world-class musicians will perform pieces from “Tales of Hoffmann”. Pianist Hui Wu, tenor Jeff Greif as Hoffmann, and soprano Hannah Waldman as Antonia come together for this special night only to perform arias and piano transcriptions of the opera’s orchestral parts.

The Community Room is located at 1115 El Centro Street. Refreshments will be served and no tickets or reservations are necessary.

Upon request made no later than four (4) business days before the event, the City will provide a reasonable accommodation for a qualified person with a disability to have equal access to the event. Please contact ADA Coordinator and Human Resources Manager, Mariam Lee Ko, at (626) 403-7312 or fill out the City’s request form available at www.southpasadenaca.gov and email the form to Human Resources at HR@southpasadenaca.gov.