ANANDVARMA: BEAUTYANDTHE BIZARRE “His groundbreaking photography enables him to communicate complex science in compelling ways.” —David Maxwell Braun When Anand Varma takes a photograph of a parasitic wasp consuming a caterpillar from the inside, he doesn’t want to you to be disgusted—he wants you to be amazed! He’s devoted years of his life to perfecting his techniques to create dramatic, bizarre—and beautiful—images of the miniature world around us. In these unique images, he reveals the secret life cycle of the honeybee and captures the lightning-fast behaviors of hummingbirds. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7 7:30 PM | LAXSON AUDITORIUM $32 PREMIUM | $25 ADULT | $23 SENIOR $15 YOUTH & CHICO STATE STUDENT San Francisco Grand Opera Cinema Series NORMA By Vencenzo Bellini “One of the most alluring and durable operas in the repertory.”—The Mercury News In Bellini’s bel canto masterpiece, a Druid high priestess betrays her people by falling in love with an occupying Roman soldier. When the soldier abandons her for another, her volatile mix of anger and guilt threatens the lives of the innocent and guilty alike. One of opera’s most dazzling and demanding roles is gloriously sung by soprano Sondra Radvanovsky. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4 2 PM | ZINGG RECITAL HALL $18 ADULT | $16 SENIOR $10 YOUTH & CHICO STATE STUDENT Other operas featured in the San Francisco Grand Opera Cinema Series include: Show Boat (p. 7), Susannah (p. 14), and Cinderella (p. 21). Sponsoredbythe 10 CHICO PERFORMANCES 2018–2019