Topic: Opera

Butler Opera Center Announces First Production of Spring 2012

Feb. 13, 2012

Event: "New York Stories," a contemporary opera written by Daron Hagen, will debut in its entirety at the Butler Opera Center at The University of Texas at Austin later this month.

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Tower shines orange tonight

Dec. 2, 2011
Tower shines orange tonight

The Tower lights on the evening of Friday, Dec. 2 will recognize Professor William Lewis, who will be named to a prestigious French order.

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The story of a voice

Jan. 31, 2011
The story of a voice

The film "When I Rise" chronicles the life of alumna Barbara Smith Conrad, who overcame racial discrimination to become a world-renowned opera star.

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Barbara Smith Conrad: "When I Rise"

Jan. 31, 2011
Barbara Smith Conrad: "When I Rise"

In 1957, Barbara Smith Conrad, who was part of the first racially integrated undergraduate class at The University of Texas at Austin, became the central figure in a civil rights storm that changed her life forever.

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Returning home to Center Point

Jan. 31, 2011

Barbara Smith Conrad makes an emotional return visit to Center Point, Texas, her hometown and the home of the first accredited black school in the state.

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