The Seattle Opera - Seattle University Series brings monthly conversations about opera to campus. The series of lectures and conversations is hosted by Seattle Opera Community Programs Manager Robert McClung. English Professor Andrea McDowell presents “Literature as Opera: Prokofiev’s War and Peace” on January 21. All events are free and open to the public
January 21: Literature as Opera: Prokofiev’s War and Peace with Andrea McDowell, Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Seattle University
Russian literature specialist Andrea McDowell will lead a discussion on the operatic adaptation of Tolstoy’s War and Peace. We’ll show clips from Seattle Opera’s 1990 production and discover what this novel meant to Prokofiev and his audience in the post-war Soviet era. 7 pm, Wyckoff Auditorium.