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November 4-6, 2019
Explore Hansel and Gretel in a 90-minute presentation by Simon Williams.
Throughout the Bay Area.
Varies by location. Please see below.
The Redwoods, 40 Camino Alto, Mill Valley
No reservations. $10 per lecture, payable only at the door.
For more information, contact Francoise Stone at (415) 269-7872 or email@example.com.
Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco
Free, no reservations required.
For more information, contact the Opera Guild at (415) 565-3280 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Addison-Penzak JCC Silicon Valley, 14855 Oka Road, Ste 201, Los Gatos
Free to San Jose Opera Guild and JCC members. No reservations. $10 per lecture for general public, payable only at the door.
For more information, contact Steve Zilles at email@example.com.
Don Tatzin Community Hall, 3491 Mount Diablo Boulevard, Lafayette
For more information, contact Elizabeth Green Sah at (510) 338-0181 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Simon Williams, emeritus professor in the Department of Theater and Dance at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an active director of both opera and spoken drama, is internationally recognized as an authority on the history of acting and Shakespearean performance, on opera as drama, and on the history of operatic staging. He has lectured worldwide on Wagner, served for several years as lecturer for English-speaking audiences at the Bayreuth Festival, and has spoken on a wide range of operas at both opera houses and opera guilds worldwide. He is principal speaker at the annual exciting Opera at Oakhurst weekend in the California Sierras has authored four books on German theater (two on of them on Wagner) as well as serving as co-editor of the first English-language History of German Theatre, and chief editor of the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Stage Actors and Acting.