Art, Opera, and Identity: an evening of visual and performance art featuring excerpts from Mozart’s Don Giovanni 

Daniel Samaniego, Hydra III: Mimesis Nemesis, 2012 Graphite, conte, and ink on mounted paper, UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art Collection, gift of artist, photo by Mikayla Whitmore. Based in Oakland, CA, Daniel Samaniego combines fantastic and grotesque imagery to explore the interplay between private personas and public depictions of queer beauty. His meticulously-rendered graphic drawings have been exhibited in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas. UNLV BFA 2007. On view in Plural through May 12, 2018.

Apr. 20, 2018

 

UNLV Opera Theater and the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art are pleased to present Art, Opera, and Identity, an evening of visual and performance art featuring excerpts from Mozart’s Don Giovanni on Thursday, May 3, 2018,  6:30 p.m. in the Museum's East Gallery. 

Scenes from Don Giovanni are staged throughout the current exhibition, Plural, performed with specific inspiration from deliberately chosen art pieces that explore identity. Don Giovanni is Mozart’s pinnacle operatic work which explores the identity of an (often) over-romanticized lecherous nobleman who abuses multiple women, commits murder, and refuses all opportunities to change. UNLV Opera Theater’s carefully excerpted scenes turn the tables to focus on his victims.