Events Around the World

Paradise Interrupted

Performance / United States
July 13, 2016 - July 16, 2016
8:00 PM
Gerald W. Lynch Theater
524 West 59th. Street
New York, NY, 10019

In this arresting new opera by acclaimed composer Huang Ruo, traditional Chinese and contemporary Western idioms intertwine within an exquisite setting by visual artist Jennifer Wen Ma, known for her Emmy Award–winning work on the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The story entwines the tale of Eve’s expulsion from the Garden of Eden with a dream episode from the Chinese opera “The Peony Pavilion,” in which a woman imagines an erotic encounter with an idealized lover.

Grantees: Ji Chao, Xiao Lihe, Huang Ruo, Jennifer Wen Ma