The Gould Center for Humanistic Studies enhances CMC's mission to educate leading minds by providing opportunities for research, study, and experience in art, literature, history, philosophy and other fields as a means to understand and develop the power and use of the imagination.
Next at The Gould
Presented by the LA Opera
Sunday, February 16
The Gould Center would like to invite CMC students to a special dress rehearsal performance of Benjamin Britten’s adaptation of Herman Melville’s Billy Budd. Those interested should contact the Gould Center by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, February 12. Transportation to and from the performance will be provided.
Based on Herman Melville’s classic American tale, adapted into a libretto by English novelist E.M. Forster and writer Eric Crozier, Billy Budd tells the story of the persecution and destruction of a pure-hearted sailor by a predatory master-at-arms. It's a tragedy of "sexual discharge gone evil," as Forster described it, and a work that has captivated audiences around the world since its 1951 world premiere.
More details, including video footage, can be found here.