The Getty Villa
Date: Sunday, March 11, 2018
Time: 1:00–5:00 p.m., followed by reception and gallery viewing.
Location: Auditorium
Past Event

Enjoy an afternoon of art and music inspired by an underworld love story. The program features talks about the Greek myth and its continuing allure, a presentation by maestro James Conlon on LA Opera's presentation of Orpheus and Eurydice, a special musical performance, and a reception with
after-hours viewing of the museum's galleries.

Program Schedule

12:00 p.m.
Check-in opens, Auditorium lobby

1:00 p.m.
Welcome: Mary Louise Hart, Associate Curator of Antiquities, J. Paul Getty Museum

While My Lyre Gently Weeps: Orpheus in Ancient Greek Myth and Art
David Saunders, Associate Curator of Antiquities

Orphée et Eurydice: Transforming Ancient Greek Tragedy into Baroque Opera
Mary Louise Hart, Associate Curator of Antiquities


2:30 p.m.
Introduction: Stacy C. Brightman, Vice President, Education and Community Engagement, LA Opera

Orpheus Afterwards: The Myth in Romantic Aesthetics
Mitchell Morris, Professor of Musicology, University of California, Los Angeles

A Conversation with James Conlon
Maestro James Conlon, Richard Seaver Music Director, LA Opera

Short break

4:00 p.m.
Recital of music from Orpheus and Eurydice
Jeremy Frank, LA Opera Assistant Conductor/Assistant Chorus Master with soprano Emma-Grace Dunbar and mezzo soprano Sarah Reynolds. This performance features selections from Christoph Willibald Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice opera of 1762 sung in Italian, as well as sections of the ballet music from Gluck's 1774 Paris Opera version.

5:15 p.m.
Reception hosted outdoors on the Café Terrace and galleries open for viewing until 7:00 p.m.

Download the program (PDF, 1pp, 110 KB)

Planning your visit
The Getty Villa and its galleries are open to the general public from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Check in begins at 12:00 p.m., and the auditorium opens at 12:30 p.m. with seating on a first-come, first-served basis. The Café is open for lunch service from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., and the Getty Store is open until 5:00 p.m. Please note that some galleries are currently closed as we reinstall the collection in a new presentation. Click here for details.

How to Get Here
The Getty Villa is located at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California, approximately 25 miles west of downtown Los Angeles. See Hours, Directions, Parking for directions and parking information.