Harvard Night at the Opera

San Francisco Opera invites Harvard graduates from any college or program to see the provocative new opera, Nixon in China, on Friday, June 22 at 8pm. SF Opera offers Harvard alumni, friends and family a special 40% off regular ticket prices, in the seating section of your choice.

RECEPTION WITH OPERA MANAGEMENT: Prior to the performance join your fellow alums for a casual no-host networking reception in the North Box Bar with short remarks by Opera Management. The North Box Bar is located one flight up from the Lobby level on the north side of the building (side closest to the Veterans Building).


John Adams' brilliant first opera—a highly accessible modern classic from the composer of Doctor Atomic—makes its long-awaited Northern California debut!

"Provocative, edgy, audacious...a modern masterpiece!" hailed The Washington Post. A poetic look at a historic moment, John Adams' rhythmically rich recreation of the breakthrough 1972 trip to Beijing by the American president has established itself as a great American opera, a work of "clarity, simplicity, shocking elegance" (The New York Times). A quarter-century after premiering at Houston Grand Opera under the leadership of David Gockley, this captivating production makes its long-awaited Bay Area stage premiere.

Michael Cavanagh's "brilliantly effective" staging (Vancouver Sun) features Brian Mulligan, whose rich baritone thrilled audiences in San Francisco Opera's Faust (2010) and Werther (2010), in the title role. Lawrence Renes, whose conducting of Adams' Doctor Atomic won praise from London critics, leads the orchestra. "What commands attention in the Nixon score is, quite simply, melody" (The New York Times).

To purchase tickets visit: www.sfopera.com/offers
Enter offer code: HBS12

7pm No-host gathering in the North Box Bar with short remarks by Opera Management
7:45pm Walk to seats
8pm Curtains up for Nixon in China

Questions? Contact event organizer Barbara Keck, MBA 1976 at bkeck@mba1976.hbs.edu

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