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‘Napoleon’ and art set for Saturday

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 Sat, Mar. 19, at 1 p.m. as part of its Art & Architecture On Screen Series. Actor Jeremy Irons hosts the production and brings audiences on a tour from the Brera Academy in Milan to the Louvre in Paris for a look at Napoleon’s imperial iconography and architectural style in a reconstruction that allows us to reflect on the relationship between power and image, mediated by art.

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 Saturday at 1 p.m. as part of its Art & Architecture On Screen Series.

In accordance with the changes in guidelines from New York State and from the CDC, and because the transmission level in Chautauqua County has declined to a low status, masks are no longer required at Fredonia Opera House events. Patrons are encouraged to wear masks, and staff and volunteers will continue to be masked..

It has been said that, after Jesus Christ, Napoleon is the most famous man in history. Marking the 200th anniversary of French emperor’s death, the cinematic production Napoleon: In the Name of Art explores the complex relationship between Napoleon, culture and art.

Actor Jeremy Irons hosts the production and brings audiences on a tour from the Brera Academy in Milan to the Louvre in Paris for a look at Napoleon’s imperial iconography and architectural style in a reconstruction that allows us to reflect on the relationship between power and image, mediated by art, as well as look at the regimes of the twentieth century and the world today.

The production runs approximately one hour, 30 minutes. Individual tickets to Napoleon: In the Name of Art are $15, ($10 students). Tickets may be purchased in person at the Opera House Box Office or by phone at 716-679-1891, Tuesday through Friday from noon to 4:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online anytime at www.fredopera.org.

For this production, the Opera House is equipped with assistive listening headsets for the hearing-impaired. Simply request one from any usher or Opera House staff member.

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center is a member-supported not-for-profit performing arts center located in Village Hall in Fredonia. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.fredopera.org.

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