The Art of Tibetan Opera
Vocal Production and Melodies of Ache LhamoLOCATION
The Atlanta Opera Center
FREE and open to the public
The Art of Tibetan Opera: Vocal Production and Melodies of Ache Lhamo
by Isabelle Henrion-Dourcy, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Université Laval (Québec)
is the most important dramatic tradition of Tibet. The prominence of singing and the rigorous vocal training imposed on its performers explain why it is translated into English as Tibetan Opera. What are the specific techniques used by the Tibetan artists, and how do they compare with Western opera? This lecture by Dr Henrion Dourcy will offer an overview of Tibetan opera and its current situation as it joined UNESCO’s list as “Intangible heritage of Humanity” in 2009. The talk will be illustrated with live demonstrations by renowned Tibetan performer and Emory University Artist Affiliate, Tashi D. Sharzur (akaTechung).
Atlanta Opera patrons are invited to attend the free upcoming performance of Sukyi Nyima
(Radiant as the Sun
) by Tashi D. Sharzur and his troupe of Tibetan performers on April 6, 4-6 pm, in Cannon Chapel on Emory University's campus.
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