January Seminar: Eurydice - The Power of Myth

January 19, 2020

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Thayer Hall at the Colburn School

200 S Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Program: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Speaker: Michael Hackett

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Tragically killed on her wedding day, a young bride descends into the underworld, where she reconnects with her adoring father. Presented with the opportunity to return to her husband in the world of the living, she must choose between the two men she loves.

Matthew Aucoin partners with playwright Sarah Ruhl for a new opera that reimagines ancient mythology for a modern age. This time, the tale unfolds from the heroine's point of view. Finally, right?

UCLA Professor Michael Hackett will speak about the enduring power of myths in our culture and storytelling. LA Opera's Nino Sanikidze will introduce us to Matthew Aucoin's new opera and its musical structure. The Colburn Cafe will be open (no food or drink allowed in the hall).


Michael Hackett

Michael Hackett

Michael Hackett is a professor of directing and theater history in the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. He has directed for the Royal Opera, Covent Garden; the Royal Theatre at The Hague; the Centrum Sztuki Studio and Dramatyczny Theatre in Warsaw; Santa Fe Short Story Festival; Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl; the Los Angeles Opera (children’s series); Musica Angelica; the Geffen Playhouse; Antaeus Company; Getty Villa and Getty Center and fifteen radio productions for L.A. Theater Works. Known to opera audiences in Southern California, he has lectured extensively for the Opera League and for LA Opera and, in recognition of these activities, was given the Fifth Annual Peter Hemmings Award by the Opera League.

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