Opera Events 20185


Sunday, August 5, 2018 – 12:30 - 7p.m.

Chautauqua Opera and partners across the grounds collaborate to host “As One Community Day”. This series of events, designed to engage audiences more deeply as we consider the role of arts in global understanding, will include a moderated panel, a screening of Kimberly Reed’s film Prodigal Sons, a talk-back with the creators of the opera, an open rehearsal, and more.

All events are free and admission to Chautauqua's grounds is free on Sundays.  Attendees in As One events Sunday, August 5 will be given a voucher for free parking for the day.

Schedule of Events

12:30–2 p.m. | Prodigal Sons – Film Presentation, Chautauqua Cinema

Prodigal Sons is an autobiographical documentary by filmmaker Kimberly Reed (co-librettist of the opera As One). Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at the Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival, Best Documentary Jury Prize at NewFest, and Special Jury Prizes for Fearless Filmmaking at the Florida Film Festival and Bravery in Storytelling at the Nashville Film Festival, Prodigal Sons is a raw and provocative examination of one family’s struggle to come to terms with its past and present. Learn more about this powerful film at prodigalsonsfilm.com

2–2:30 p.m. | Talkback with filmmaker Kimberly Reed following the film, Chautauqua Cinema

2:30–2:45 p.m. | Break and Travel Time

2:45–3:30 p.m. | As One Rehearsal ViewingNorton Hall

View a sneak peek of the opera As One, as the cast rehearses for their performance on August 7* 

3:30–5 p.m. | Panel Discussion: What Binds Us? Achieving Understanding Across Difference, Hurlbut Church Sanctuary

Moderated by Rev. Gene Robinson, Vice President for Religion and Senior Pastor, Chautauqua Institution

Panelists (To Date):

Mark Campbell, Librettist/Lyricist; Co-Librettist, As One
Kimberly Reed
, Filmmaker; Co-Librettist, As One
Darren Canady
, Associate Professor of English, University of Kansas; Chautauqua Literary Arts Writer in Residence
Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, Author, The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir; 2018 Chautauqua Prize Winner
Joseph Reyes, Business/Office Manager, Chautauqua Theater Company

5–6 p.m. | Creating Shared Meaning Through PoetryPoetry Maker Space, Colonnade

Explore the libretto of As One and create your own poetry through the Traveling Stanzas interactive exhibit.

6:30 p.m. | LGBTQ & Friends GatheringAthenaeum Hotel Porch (Cash Bar)

An informal gathering with Chautauquans.  Great for networking and launching new friendships.

*As One will be performed Tuesday, August 7th at 4 p.m. in Norton Hall.  Learn more about the opera at asoneopera.com.  Purchase tickets ($25) to the August 7 performance at chqtickets.com

Chautauqua Cinema will be screening Kimberly Reed's latest film, Dark Money, Monday, August 6 at 12:15 and 5:15 p.m.  Ms. Reed will be available following both screenings for talk-backs.