Arts on the Grounds, Music

Mansfield Park: An Opera UCLA Production (June 4)

Sunday, June 4, 2017
2:00 pm PDT – 4:30 pm PDT

William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
2520 Cimarron Street

There are four performances of the opera over the course of two weeks:
Saturday, June 3; Sunday, June 4; Saturday, June 10; and Sunday, June 11.

—presented by Opera UCLA, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies, and William Andrews Clark Memorial Library

Join us for the Southern California premiere of a new opera based on Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park, with music by renowned British composer Jonathan Dove to a brilliant libretto by Alasdair Middleton. Originally composed to be performed in great houses, the story of poor Fanny Price’s struggle to find happiness among her rich relatives will come to life in the beautiful Clark Drawing Room. The original piano four-hand orchestration will be played by Victoria Kirsch and Douglas Sumi.

Conductor: Scott Dunn

Stage Director: Peter Kazaras

Choreography: Nicola Bowie

Costumes: Raquel Barreto


Meagan Martin
Emily Scott/Kathryn Lillich
Vanessa Martucci/Brianne Cardona
Emily Kerrigan/Erica Campbell
Jennie Olivia/Stephanie DePrez
Melissa Treinkman
Thomas Segen
Jordan Clark
Ian Walker
Garrett Schoonover


$25 general admission
$11 for UCLA faculty, UCLA staff, and all students

Seating is limited. For wheelchair access, please notify the Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies in advance at 310-206-8552.

Please contact us to be notified
if additional tickets become available.

About Arts on the Grounds

UCLA’s William Andrews Clark Memorial Library seeks to create intersections between literature and the performing arts though its Arts on the Grounds program. The Clark launched the collaboration in 2012–13 with L.A. Theatre Works, which brought to the library’s drawing room a dramatic version of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, as well as Pierre Corneille’s The Liar. Building on the excitement over this initiative, Arts on the Grounds expanded to include outdoor performance programs featuring modern interpretations of classical theater and site-specific productions designed for the Clark’s five acres of beautiful gardens, public spaces, outdoor “rooms,” and lawns.

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Image: Watercolor illustration by C. E. Brock