According to PBS, elements of “The Civil War” are used in classrooms 2,500 times on any given school day.
Last Thursday, the Chautauqua Opera Young Artists began to sit down one-by-one in Carol Rausch’s office for their end-of-the-season exit interviews.
It has been 53 days since the students of the Voice Program stepped foot in Chautauqua. Since day one, they have been working nonstop, not only to put on great performances, but also to improve as performers.
At 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater, the students of the Music School Festival Orchestra and the Voice Program will transform the pillared walls of the venue into the South of France as they perform Puccini’s tale of fervid love, loss and deceit: La Rondine.
This year’s VACI Open Members Exhibition will feature a wide-ranging selection of work by VACI Partners members. From a sculpture composed of rotary phones and paper pulp to watercolor paintings of Chautauqua, the exhibition is composed of an eclectic variety of media.
At 8:15 p.m. Saturday in the Amp, he’s using those frequent flier miles to spirit the Chautauqua Opera Company on sojourn to San Juan, Puerto Rico, as they rendezvous with the CSO to highlight the work of Broadway legends Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim.
At 8:15 p.m. Saturday in the Amphitheater, the entire ensemble of Apprentice and Studio artists will be waving goodbye to Chautauqua via a grand concert that features the music of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim.
Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, is 64 years old. His generation grew up under Brazil’s military dictatorship. But over the last three decades, Sotero’s generation has seen its country build what he called a “vibrant democracy,” a history that he outlined in his morning lecture, “Will Brazil Rise?” at 10:45 a.m. Friday in the Amphitheater.
Charlotte Ballet (formerly North Carolina Dance Theatre) built its reputation on George Balanchine’s nimble neoclassical lines, filtered through the combined joie de vivre of Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux and Patricia McBride.
The Amphitheater’s main stage, the central hub of Chautauqua entertainment, has served as a platform for lectures and performances all summer long. On Thursday, the Chautauquans from Boys’ and Girls’ Club claimed that stage.