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"Bel Canto" Film Opera Viewing

2017-10-19 (Thu) 14:40 - 18:00

Venue:

Lecture Hall, Osaka University Hall, Toyonaka Campus, Osaka University

Time and Date:

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 14:40 ~ 18:00 (Doors open at 14:00)

Organized by:

Graduate School of Language and Culture; School of Foreign Studies; Latin Beat Film Festival Steering Committee

With Support by:

Community of Madrid Government; Spain Ministry of Culture; Agency of Cultural Affairs, Secretariat of Foreign Affairs of Mexico; Spanish Embassy; Mexico Tourism Board; Iberia (airline); Meliá Hotels International; ZACAPA Rum/Freixenet Cava

Intended for:

Students and the general public

Admission is free, no prior registration is required.

Summary

When a party held in a South American country was suddenly captured by anti-government militants, the party's guest of honor, a Japanese businessman, as well a well-known group of opera singers, are taken hostage. But during the long stalemate, a change in the tensions between the hostages and their captors is gradually beginning to emerge...

"Bel Canto" is the film adaptation of an opera that was based on a novel written by Ann Patchett about the 1996 Japanese embassy hostage crisis in Peru.
Worked on both by Pulitzer Prize-winning Cuban American Nilo Cruz and Peruvian composer Jimmy Lopez, the film was well-received in the US. The songs featured in the opera are sung in English, Spanish, Japanese, and Quechua, the native language of Peru.

Date: 2017-10-19 (Thu) 14:40 - 18:00
Organizer: Graduate School of Language and Culture; School of Foreign Studies, Latin Beat Film Festival Steering Committee
Sponsored: Community of Madrid Government; Spain Ministry of Culture; Agency of Cultural Affairs, Secretariat of Foreign Affairs of Mexico; Spanish Embassy; Mexico Tourism Board; Iberia (airline); Meliá Hotels International; ZACAPA Rum/Freixenet Cava
Venue: Lecture Hall, Osaka University Hall, Toyonaka Campus, Osaka University
Registration: Registration is not required for this seminar.
Contact: OKAMOTO Junko Laboratory, Graduate School of Language and Culture, Osaka University
junkoo@lang.osaka-u.ac.jp

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