Fine art and music by Mozart collide in a progressive, interactive recital that explores women’s rights throughout history. Produced collaboratively by the MFAH and Houston Grand Opera, “Women Transformed through Art & Opera” reimagines three heroines from Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni.

Three singers perform arias from the opera, one in each of three galleries, in connection with related works of art. An MFAH educator facilitates dialogue, examining the treatment of female characters in Lorenzo da Ponte’s libretto for Don Giovanni and the representation of women in two historical paintings and a contemporary installation. Guests can reflect upon the role of women in society from the opera’s premiere in 1787 to today, and consider women’s empowerment through the arts.

About the Performers
Featured singers Gwendolyn Alfred, Cecilia Duarte, and Alisa Magallón are accompanied by Kirill Kuzmin on keyboard.

Drop in! This program is free. The concert is presented at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Meet in the lobby of the Beck Building.

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MFAH Learning and Interpretation and Education programs receive generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services; MD Anderson Cancer Center; Sharon G. Dies; the Sterling-Turner Foundation; Houston Junior Woman's Club; Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo; the Kress Foundation; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; the Susan Vaughan Foundation; the CFP Foundation; the Cockrell Family Fund; the Joe Barnhart Foundation; the Carruth Foundation, Inc.; Mrs. Denise D. Monteleone; William A. and Madeline Smith Charitable Trust; Texas Commission on the Arts; the Claire and Theodore Morse Foundation; Dr. Angela Apollo; the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design; Mr. and Mrs. Dan English III; Mrs. Nancy Glanville Jewell; Marilyn G. Lummis; Mary Lynn and Steve Marks; the Summerlee Foundation; the Swergold Family Foundation; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wheeler; Christine and Jaime Yordan Foundation; the Junior League of Houston, Inc.; Polly and Murry Bowden; Nancy and Jim Gordon; and the Lubrizol Foundation.

All Learning and Interpretation programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive endowment funds provided by Louise Jarrett Moran Bequest; Caroline Wiess Law; the William Randolph Hearst Foundation; Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff; the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Fondren Foundation; BMC Software, Inc.; the Wallace Foundation; the Neal Myers and Ken Black Children’s Art Fund; Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Ballard; Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Tate; the Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation; Virginia and Ira Jackson; the Favrot Fund; Neiman Marcus Youth Arts Education; gifts in memory of John Wynne; and gifts in honor of Beth Schneider.