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Hutton Honors College

 — Indiana University

Behind-the-scenes Preview of
the Philip Glass Opera Akhnaten

Tour of the Musical Arts Center

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 5:30-6:45 p.m.
Musical Arts Center, 101 N. Jordan Ave.
SIGN-UP REQUIRED: See details below

In its first Philip Glass production, the IU Opera Theater, in partnership with the Indianapolis Opera, will present the iconic American composer's Akhnaten in four performances on the IU Bloomington campus (February 22 and 23 and March 1 and 2) and two in Indianapolis (March 8 and 9). Akhnaten "is based on the life and religious convictions of the Egyptian pharaoh by the same name. According to the composer, [Akhnaten is one of three people about whom he has written operas who] were all driven by an inner vision that altered the age in which they lived, in particular Akhnaten in religion, Einstein in science and Gandhi in politics." For more on the IU production, go here.

Join house manager Tridib Pal for an on-stage, behind-the-scenes, up-close look at the thoroughly researched and newly created costumes and sets that will take you to Akhnaten's 14th century BC Egypt and help make the upcoming performances memorable.

SIGN-UP INFO: If you are interested in attending this program, please e-mail Anna Duquaine (, indicating you wish to sign up for the "opera preview" and include your name, e-mail address, year in school, and field(s) of study. Space is limited so we will let you know by e-mail if a space was available when you replied. This event is co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program.

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