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Opera on the Couch: Dream of the Red Chamber

Dream of the Red Chamber stage shot San Francisco Opera

The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis and San Francisco Opera invite you to a selected performance of Dream of the Red Chamber

(learn more at SF Opera website)
Date: Sunday, September 18, 2016
Time: Discussions begin as soon as possible following the opera performance
Location: Opera Performance will be at:
War Memorial Opera House
301 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94107
Discussions will be at:
Books, Inc.
601 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94107
Discussants: Milton Schaefer, PhD and Catherine Witzling, PhD, LCSW
Moderator: Milton Schaefer, PhD

Dream of the Red Chamber

Dream of the Red Chamber
Music by Bright Sheng
Libretto by David Henry Hwang and Bright Sheng

Based on the book by Cao Xueqin
Commissioned by San Francisco Opera
Sung in English with English and Chinese supertitles

One of China’s greatest classical novels—as famous in China as Romeo and Juliet is in the West—recounts the love triangle between a young nobleman and two very different women: one his spiritual soulmate, the other a beautiful heiress.

Please join SFCP program co-chairs Dr. Steven Goldberg, MD and Dr. Milton Schaefer, PhD and colleagues for a psychological perspective of the opera at our post-performance discussion, Opera on the Couch, immediately after the following performance.

Opera on the Couch will meet at Book, Inc. in the Opera Plaza.  There will be time for questions, and audience members may share their thoughts on this thought-provoking opera.  These discussions are FREE and open to the public.

Event date: 
Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 5:30pm
Event address: 
Books Inc.
601 Van Ness
San Francisco, CA
The Dream of the Red Chamber (Tuttle Classics) Cover Image
By Cao Xueqin, H. Bencraft Joly (Translator), John Minford (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780804840965
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Tuttle Publishing - September 10th, 2010

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