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OUR 2024 PRODUCTION -  DANCE AND OPERA

2 PM, MAY 19, 2024,  AVENEL PERFORMING ARTS CENTERAVENEL, NJ
SAVE THE DATE! Tickets will go on sale in March!

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Prelude to the Opera: 
Traditional Japanese Dancing

Our program of opera and dance will open with traditional Japanese Folk Dancing performed by the Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York. 

 

This organization has performed in the United States and abroad, providing performances that preserve those authentic Japanese dances performed by the working people of Japan.  Beautiful costumes, props and music enhance a presentation that will bring a memorable experience of the culture and history of Japan and the Japanese people.

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Murasaki's Moon

 

COMPOSER: MICHI WIANCKO
LIBRETTIST: DEBORAH BREVOORT

Commissioned by OnSite Opera, MetLive Arts, and American Lyric Theater

An opera for all ages, Murasaki's Moon is a journey into the world of Lady Murasaki, the 11th century lady-in-waiting at the imperial court of Japan who changed the world of literature with her ground-breaking creation, The Tale of the Genji.  Her extraordinary creation is attributed to be the first novel ever written.  

 

The opera, set to music that includes beautiful Japanese instrumentation,  is an inspiring story that connects present-day audiences to Murasaki's struggles, which are not unlike our own in the 21st Century.  

Lady Murasaki - Huijie San
The Genji - Giuwoong Kim 
The Priest - Yunxuan Zhu

Conductor: David Brown

Stage Director: Annamaria Stefanelli

 

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We thank the following institutions that have provided funding to make this production possible

Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board for Chosen Freeholders through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund.

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Program funded by Middlesex County, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

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HUB CITY OPERA AND DANCE COMPANY  connects the community with important old and new works that educate and entertain, bringing together amateur and professional singers, musicians, dance and visual artists to create performance art unheard and unseen before.

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We strive to provide children at the elementary through high school level with opportunities to discover and nurture a love of the arts. We are actively looking to expand our network of partner schools.

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We search for the hidden gems of opera and make them accessible to modern audiences. Our emphasis on little-known works set our productions apart. 

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We partner with local community leaders to spread the joy of opera and dance to a wider audience and create a space for local performers to express themselves through art.

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