Dream of the Red Chamber Opera Previews

June 6-8, 2022

Explore Dream of the Red Chamber in a 90-minute presentation by Ken Smith.

Critic and journalist Ken Smith has covered arts and culture on five continents or a wide variety of print, broadcast and internet media. Since 2004 (until the pandemic) he divided his time between Hong Kong, where he is the Asian performing arts critic for the Financial Times, and New York, where he was the US correspondent for Gramophone magazine. A winner of the 2020 SOPA Award for cultural reporting and the ASCAP/Deems Taylor Award for excellence in music writing, he is a regular arts commentator for RTHK Radio 4, a monthly columnist for Opera magazine in Shanghai, and frequent contributor to Opera magazine of London. The author of Fate! Luck! Chance!...The Making of “The Bonesetter’s Daughter” Opera, he has served as a consultant to many cross-cultural projects, including David Henry Hwang’s bilingual Broadway comedy Chinglish and Kung Fu, a musical based on the life of Bruce Lee for New York’s Signature Theatre. He serves on the jury for the annual International Opera Awards in London.

Where

Throughout the Bay Area.

Cost

Varies by location. Please see below.

Marin Chapter

Opera Preview: Dream of the Red Chamber

Monday, June 6, 2022 at 7:30PM

The Redwoods, 40 Camino Alto, Mill Valley

Admission ($10) payable only at the door; no tickets or reservations are necessary.

For more information, contact Francoise Stone at (415) 269-7872 or [email protected].

San Francisco Chapter

Opera Preview: Dream of the Red Chamber

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 12PM

Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco

Free, no reservations required.

For more information, contact John Morris, Education Program Manager, [email protected].

Peninsula Chapter

Opera Preview: Dream of the Red Chamber

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 7:30PM

First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto, Chapel, 1140 Cowper Street, Palo Alto

Admission ($10) payable only at the door; no tickets or reservations are necessary. Due to updated Covid-19 restrictions, audience members must show proof of vaccination to attend this event.

For more information, contact Karen Burtness Prak at (650) 329-1374 or [email protected].

San Jose Opera Guild

Opera Preview: Dream of the Red Chamber

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 10AM

Addison-Penzak JCC Silicon Valley, 14855 Oka Road, Suite 201, Los Gatos

Free to San Jose Opera Guild and Addison-Penzak JCC members, $10 for general public. Admission payable only at the door; due to Covid-19 restrictions, attendance is limited to 30 people who are fully vaccinated and email [email protected] for reservations.

For more information, contact Steve Zilles at [email protected].

East Bay Chapter

Opera Preview: Dream of the Red Chamber

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 7:30PM

Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 3491 Mount Diablo Boulevard, Lafayette

$10 per lecture. Admission payable only at the door; no tickets or reservations are necessary.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Green Sah at (510) 338-0181 or [email protected].