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Beyond the Cultural Revolution: The Silver River


Beyond the Cultural Revolution: The Silver River



SAT, JUL 21, 2018, 8:00 PM
SUN, JUL 22, 2018 4:00 PM

Lincoln Performance Hall, PSU
1620 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97201

Beyond the Cultural Revolution: The Silver River

The Beyond the Cultural Revolution Series is sponsored by the Cheng Family Foundation.
Concert Sponsor: Paul L. King, in honor of David Shifrin

The Silver River weaves Chinese and Western cultures into a magical operatic masterpiece of exquisite beauty. This contemporary production is conceived by two renowned Asian artists: composer Bright Sheng and librettist and Tony Award-winner David Henry Hwang. The Silver River updates a legendary 5,000-year-old Chinese myth of ill-fated love between a celestial being and a mortal, ultimately interpreting the creation of night and day.


Theodore Arm, Violin
Ransom WilsonFlute
Bright ShengComposer | Pianist
Wu ManPipa
Pius CheungPercussion
Romie de Guise-LangloisClarinet
Sophie ShaoCello
The Silver River Cast & CrewEnsemble


BRIGHT SHENG - The Silver River (1997)

The Silver River Cast & Crew

Stage Director: Robert Longbottom
Conductor & Composer: Bright Sheng

Actress: Dana Green
Tenor (Chinese Opera style): Yu Cheng Ren
Baritone (Western Opera style): Theo Hoffman

Co-Choreographer & Lead Dancer: Katherine Disenhof
Attendant Dancers: Claire van Bever & Ellie van Bever

Lighting Designer: Peter West
Projections: Ian Anderson-Priddy
Costumes: Anita Yavich