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Many performances of She Loves Me are sold out as well as Preferred Seating for other events. Check here for up-to-date information on ticket availability.
Nixon in China imbues a world-changing political event with the emotional charge more commonly found in personal dramas and mythological stories. Its poetic libretto is set to exciting and expressive music. It is truly an opera for our times.
Give opera a try with Nixon in China this June! Patrons ages forty or younger get a 40% discount on select tickets and a free glass of beer, wine, or champagne at the show. Use …
The Princeton Festival Baroque Chorus and Orchestra concert provides a third opportunity to hear rising young stars of historically-informed performance playing on period instruments, this time with chorus. Come enjoy rhythms and harmonies that are uniquely Baroque!
The Princeton Festival presents over a dozen free educational events ranging from lectures that will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of our performances, to workshops that introduce you to new experiences, to opportunities to meet and hear our artists discuss their craft, to poetry readings and film … and more!
Popular long-time Festival lecturer Marianne Grey will provide historical and societal context about China circa 1972, providing opera-goers with critical background for The Princeton Festival’s production of John Adams’s Nixon in China.
Professor Timothy Urban will discuss the many musical styles found in John Adams’ opera Nixon in China and their relationship to the story, greatly enhancing opera-goers’ appreciation of one of the finest examples of American opera.
Professor Timothy Johnson, author of the book John Adams’s Nixon in China, will explore the harmonic structures underlying that opera’s three most memorable arias to illuminate Adams’ compositional style and its role in characterizing the historical figures portrayed in the opera.
Chinese poet Xue Di will read from his works, with English translations read by American poet Jonathan Wells, in a bilingual multimedia presentation. A casual talk is included. Admission is free.
This 1940 American romantic comedy film is about two employees who can barely stand each other, not realizing they are falling in love as anonymous correspondents through their letters. Based on the same play as She Loves Me, come see why film historian David Thomson calls it “Among the greatest of all films”!
Finalists from the piano competition preliminary rounds on June 8th are listed here as results become available.
Jazzmeia Horn broke onto the jazz scene two years ago to overwhelming critical acclaim, with a Grammy Award nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album in 2018. She has since toured the world, earning a reputation for spirited performances filled with story-telling, scat-singing, and brilliant improvisation.
The mission of The Princeton Festival is to enrich the communities we serve through a world-class performing arts summer festival. We create distinctive and diverse programs that excite, inform, inspire, and invite discovery and engagement.