The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present Napoleon: In the Name of Art, a special cinematic examination of the military and political leader’s influence on art, on Saturdays at 1 p.m. as part of its Art & Architecture On Screen series.
In accordance with changes to New York State and CDC guidelines, and because the level of transmission in Chautauqua County has fallen to a low level, masks are no longer required at Fredonia Opera House events. Patrons are encouraged to wear masks, and staff and volunteers will continue to wear masks.
It is said that after Jesus Christ, Napoleon is the most famous man in history. Marking the 200th anniversary of the death of the French Emperor, the film production Napoleon: In the Name of Art explores the complex relationship between Napoleon, culture and art.
Actor Jeremy Irons hosts the production and takes audiences on tour from the Brera Academy in Milan to the Louvre in Paris for a look at Imperial iconography and Napoleon’s architectural style in a reconstruction that allows us to reflect on the relationship between power and image, mediated by art, as well as a look at the regimes of the 20th century and the world today.
The production lasts approximately 1h30. Individual tickets for Napoleon: In the Name of Art cost $15, ($10 students). Tickets can be purchased in person at the Opera box office or by phone at 716-679-1891, Tuesday through Friday from noon to 4:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at any time at www.fredopera.org.
For this production, the Opera has equipped itself with headphones for the hard of hearing. Just ask any usher or staff member at the Opera for one.
The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center is a non-profit, member-supported performing arts center located in Fredonia’s Village Hall. For a full calendar of events, visit www.fredopera.org.