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On Gold Mountain On Gold Mountain

Composed by Nathan Wang

Conducted by Nathan Wang

May 515

Experience a unique outdoor opera at The Huntington, based on the best-selling book.

On Gold Mountain, composed by Nathan Wang and based on the book by Lisa See, tells the true story of Fong See, a pioneer of Los Angeles’ Chinatown who immigrated to America to work and find his fortune. Along the way he overcame many obstacles, finding both love and hardship. Most importantly, he discovered himself. In the opera, we not only relive the experiences of Fong See, his American wife Ticie, and other Chinese pioneers, but we also realize the ways in which memory and experience influence our sense of who we are.

Performances will be presented in the Chinese Garden at The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens.

Tickets Now On-Sale: Tickets to this performance will be sold by The Huntington and available only on their website. Please note that ticket availability may be  limited.

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Fong See
Zhengyi Bai
Brooke Iva Lohman
Young Fong See/Ngon Hong's Daughter
Christine Oh
Fong Dun Shung
Paul Chwe MinChul An
Madam Matilde
Lily Smith
Jessica M. Choi

Creative Team

Composer / Conductor
Nathan Wang
Lisa See
Jennifer Chang
Set Design
Tanya Orellana
Co-Set Design / Projection Design
Yee Eun Nam
Costume Designers
Anthony Tran and Ruoxuan Li
Lighting Designer
Scott Bolman
Annie Yee
Associate Scenic/Projection Designer
Luz Gaitan
Jonathan Burke
Dramaturg/Assistant Director
Nicholas Ponting
Assistant Director
Erik Friedman

Running time: Approximately 90 minutes without intermission.

The cast, chorus, and orchestra will include students and members from community groups in the Greater Los Angeles area.  

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