The Golden Gate is returning to Stanford May 30

Stanford celebrates a remarkable collaboration: Vikram Seth's sonnets become sound in Conrad Cummings' opera, which has been called one of the best of the new century. Seth's novel-in-verse was born at Stanford in the 1980s.

(Additional but limited seating just added. Line up for admission by 7:30 on Thursday, May 30. People with tickets held at 'will call' in Bing Box Office must pick them up by 7:45, when unfilled seats will be released.)

The homecoming is long overdue: The Golden Gate, Vikram Seth’s 1986 novel-in-verse, was born among Stanford’s sandstone buildings and palm trees. Now the Bay Area will have a chance to hear highlights of composer Conrad Cummings’ opera of the novel. A multimedia presentation at the new Bing Concert Hall Studio at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 30, will include readings of…

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