Notes on Viardot

by Michael Ching

Based on the intriguing life of diva Pauline Viardot, this world premiere opera takes a behind-the-scenes look at her fascinating professional and personal life, including her rumored affair with Russian poet Ivan Turgenev all the while married to Louis Viardot, a man 21 years her senior. Along the journey of her life, you will meet an array of Pauline’s famous friends and family, including Georges Sand, Charles Dickens, Maria Malibran and more. Directed by Dr. Tracelyn Gesteland, the opera is performed in English with orchestra conducted by Maestro Michael Ching.

Performed in Aalfs Auditorium, Slagle Hall, April 27, 2024, 7:30pm and April 28, 2024, 3pm.

Please select a performance

Adult: $15
Senior Citizen (62+): $12
K-12 and Non USD student: $5
Free of charge to all fee paying students. Available only day-of, at door only. Students must present their student ID when picking up their tickets. 

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Pre-sales are on-line only. Online tickets are not available for sale after midnight on April 26 – door sales only for day-of purchases.