The Getty Villa
Date: Saturday, May 31, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Location: Villa Auditorium
Past Event

 
Explore the art and culture of Byzantium in a daylong program inspired by the exhibition Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections and LA Opera's production of Massenet's Thaïs, which is set during the Byzantine Empire. The program includes talks, tours of the exhibition, and musical performances by LA Opera artists.



Program Schedule

9:00 a.m.
Check in, coffee, and pastries

9:30 a.m.
Introduction

9:40–10:20 a.m.
Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections
Mary Louise Hart, Department of Antiquities, J. Paul Getty Museum

10:20–11:00 a.m.
Thaïs as Theater
Michael Hackett, Department of Theater, UCLA

11:00–11:10 a.m.
Break

11:10–11:50 a.m.
Singing the Songs of the Angels: Performing Faith in the Time of Thaïs
Holley Replogle-Wong, Department of Musicology, UCLA

11:50 a.m.–1:50 p.m.
Lunch and exhibition tours

1:50–3:30 p.m.
LA Opera performances led by Assistant Conductor/Assistant Chorus Master Jeremy Frank with musical artists Joshua Guerrero, D'Ana Lombard, and Kihun Yoon.
Introduction and commentary by Duff Murphy, host of KUSC's Opera Show.


How to Get Here
The Getty Villa is located at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California, approximately 25 miles west of downtown Los Angeles. See Hours, Directions, Parking for directions and parking information.