"Censorship--Avant-Garde or Offensive?" will be the subject of a panel discussion on Sunday, April 25th, 2004 at 4:00 PM at The Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art, 44 East Sixth Street, downtown Cincinnati. Joseph P. Tomain, Dean of the University of Cincinnati College of Law, will moderate the panel comprised of Cincinnati Opera artistic director Nicholas Muni, Citizens for Community Values president Phil Burress, First Amendment attorney Louis Sirkin, Xavier University economics professor Nancy Bertaux, and CityBeat film critic Steve Ramos. Presented by the Hebrew Union College-University of Cincinnati Center for the Study of Ethics and Contemporary Moral Problems in cooperation with the Cincinnati Opera, this event is open to the public and free of charge, however, tickets are required. For reservations, call (513) 241-2742.
This provocative discussion coincides with Cincinnati Opera's upcoming double-bill production of the company premiere of Viktor Ullmann's The Emperor of Atlantis (written while the composer was in the concentration camp at Terezín), and the U.S. premiere of Peter Bengtson's The Maids (based on Jean Genet's play Les Bonnes).