Jeff Smith 8 p.m., Aug. 30
Opera Community Conversation
Verdi and Gustav III: A Fateful Encounter in Stockholm. A panel of experts on Swedish history, theatre, and opera will talk about the main subject of Verdi's opera A Masked Ball, King Gustav III of Sweden, who was assassinated at a masked ball at the opera house in Stockholm in 1792. In a free-ranging discussion, the panel will look at Gustav's life and reign, the political reasons for his assassination, and compare the opera's story to the real-life history of this multi-faceted monarch. 619-232-7636.
- Age limit: 18+
- When: Monday, October 7, 2013, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- Cost: Free