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MSU Opera:  TAMERLANO by G.F. Handel

MSU Opera: TAMERLANO by G.F. Handel
John J. Cali School of Music

February 2 & 3

The conqueror Tamerlane mocks his prisoner, the captive sultan Bajazet, while making love to Bajazet’s only daughter. How will the outraged sultan avenge his wounded honor? MSU Opera presents one of Handel’s richest and most dramatically effective operas. Fully staged and sung in Italian with English supertitles.

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WHEN ANGELS FALL

WHEN ANGELS FALL
RAPHAËLLE BOITEL

February 9 - 17

Raphaëlle Boitel began her career as a young girl when she and her family ran away to join the circus. A mesmerizing contortionist and aerialist, Ben Brantley of The New York Times called her “truly ravishing.” In her new work, “When Angels Fall,” her agile, athletic performers create a rugged, ethereal dreamscape at the crossroads of circus, dance, theater, and cinema.

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ELIZABETH, THE DANCE

ELIZABETH, THE DANCE

March 28 - 31

Imagine a world in which classical ballet, modern dance icon Martha Graham, and questions of cultural appropriation collide with clowns, basketball players, and hula dance, and you may begin to grasp the creative force, intelligence, and wit of choreographer Ann Carlson. In “Elizabeth, the Dance,” she pays homage to “the visionaries and teachers” of modern dance history.

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SHANGHAI QUARTET

SHANGHAI QUARTET
WITH HAOCHEN ZHANG, PIANO

April 6

Since his gold medal win at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2009, 27-year-old Chinese pianist Haochen Zhang has captivated audiences with his deep musical sensitivity, fearless imagination, and spectacular virtuosity. In 2017, he received the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, and in 2018, he made his Carnegie Hall solo recital debut.

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