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Enjoy the New Stars of Opera - at Strathmore - 8/23

Catch the new stars of opera, and enjoy a current classical music "pilgrim" (Liang Wang) -- all on one stage: Strathmore. The singing features Amy Tan's "Bonesetter's Daughter." This gala is set for Sunday, Aug. 23 at 4 pm...

Opera International will be presenting its Operatic Vocal Gala Concert on Sunday,
Aug. 23, 2009 -- at 4:00 PM at the Music Center at Strathmore (5301 Tuckerman Lane,
North Bethesda, Maryland). This year’s program features excerpts from Amy Tan’s
“Bonesetter’s Daughter” by Stewart Wallace --
a 2008 world premiere at San Francisco
Opera -- featuring operatic bass Hao-Jiang Tian from the Metropolitan Opera and Qian Yi,
International Soprano. MORE highlights for this SPECIAL AFTERNOON:

- Barry Banks, Covent Garden & the Metropolitan Opera
- Jessica Stecklein, “Washington’s Gift to Opera” with the best of “Manon,” “Don Giovanni”
- Liang Wang, principal oboist with the New York Philharmonic
- Kelly Kuo, returning as Director

 Jessica Stecklein

These productions are wonderful for families and those new to opera. The aim of Opera
International is to encourage and inspire in young people an appreciation of opera, and
to train and prepare aspiring vocalists of all nationalities for operatic careers.


FOR TICKETS: CONTACT Opera International at 301-365-3479.

PRICING (w/o discounts): $50, $40, $30, $20. Princeton PCW & APGA MEMBERS
are eligible for a 10% discount
on tickets.

METRO/PARKING: The Music Center concert parking is located in the Grosvenor-Strathmore
Metro Garage off of Tuckerman Lane. Parking on weekends in the Metro Garage is free.
For more information, see Strathmore Directions & Parking

 Hao-Jiang Tian

A SPECIAL TREAT for Friday, August 21, 2009 at 7:30 PM: Operatic bass Hao-Jiang
Tian reminisces
about his tumultuous journey from the Cultural Revolution to the Metropolitan
Opera. Tian is the first Chinese-born opera singer to achieve fame and a lasting success on
world stages. This program, which combines talk, music, and video, celebrates his biography,
Along the Roaring River: My Wild Ride from Mao to the Met (John Wiley & Sons in association
with Lincoln Center Books). This is sponsored by the DC Federation of Music Clubs and will
take place at The Parthenon, home of Chrissellene Petropolous at 9201 Harrington Drive,
Potomac, MD 20854. Reservations are limited to 100, donations are accepted.
Call: 301-365-3479.

Related links:

NPR Story about Hao Jiang Tian ‘From Mao to the Met’, May 30, 2008 - GO HERE.

NYT article about Liang Wang, oboist, April 8, 2007 - GO HERE for NYT piece.

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