Opera 101: An Evening of Discussion at the CKUA Studio
Join us for an evening of discussion surrounding Edmonton Opera‘s upcoming production of Puccini’s Turandot. Host Stephan Bonfield will be joined by special guest Dr. Daniel Fried from the University of Alberta Department of East Asian Studies.
WHEN: Wednesday, 5 October 2016 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (MDT).
WHERE: CKUA, 9804 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB.
Free Admission. Register here.
Wine, beer and refreshments will be available for purchase.
Questions? Please contact the box office at 780.429.1000.
Stephan Bonfield earned his BA In undergraduate Music History and Literature from the University of Toronto, and then his MA Musicology with a concentration in Music Theory from the University of Calgary. He followed this with graduate studies in Psychology but moved to the Faculty of Medicine where he next completed his MSc. in Neuroscience. He has co-authored many scientific papers, and is involved with several projects at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, including on-going research in visual behaviour and optokinetics, working with Dr. Bill Stell and Dr. Torben Bech-Hansen. He operates his own busy music history and theory studio and currently lectures at Ambrose University, where he recently offered a fourth-year course in Music Analysis and Aesthetics, and is currently teaching core music history. He is a senior Examiner with the Royal Conservatory of Music in both history and theory, and is a freelance reviewer for the Calgary Herald of concerts and arts events in Calgary and the Banff Centre. He has served as a writer and a public lecturer to many music organizations in Alberta, and frequently gives talks at the Canadian Opera Company, Edmonton Opera and Calgary Opera.
Dr. Daniel Fried is an Associate Professor in the Department of East Asian Studies, with a joint appointment to the Program in Comparative Literature administered by the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies. He has written extensively on various issues in the history of literary criticism and philosophy, with a particular focus on Daoist thought and its relationship to poststructuralist philosophies of language, and he has published in journals such as PMLA, CLEAR, Comparative Literature, Dao, and Early China. He is also a strong public advocate for Chinese language education and literary study, and has published columns in the Ottawa Citizen and Edmonton Journal. Currently, Prof. Fried is serving as the Associate Chair (Graduate) for East Asian Studies. He is an avid opera fan!