Yvette Christiansë Receives Rockefeller Foundation/Bellagio Residency

 

Africana Studies and English Professor Yvette Christiansë has received a Rockefeller Foundation/Bellagio Residency for work on her opera, ‘Cities of Salt,’ with co-librettist, Rosalind Morris and composer, Zaid Jabri. She and Rosalind Morris are also the recipients of a CEC Artslink grant. Four scenes of the work in progress will be staged at the Royal Opera House, London, on 22 July 2015 as part of the Shubbak Festival. The opera is based on Abdelrahman Munif's novel, Cities of Salt, as translated from the Arabic by Peter Theroux.