Spring Opera Scenes 2013

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Classic Opera and Beautiful Music Theater Pieces Take the Stage This Weekend

The Ohio University School of Music is pleased to announce the annual Opera Theater Scenes. The performance, which will take place on Friday, April 12, will feature a variety of operatic highlights and scenes from lyric theater. The performance will take place at the Ridges Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.

Operatic highlights from Leoncavallo’s I pagliacci and Massenet’s Cendrillon will share the evening with lilting melodies from Kreiger’s Side Show and Weill’s Street Scene among many others. Students participating in the Opera Theater class offer their semester-ending performance. Also on tap from the performance are 11 scenes from the widest variety of lyric theater.

“I love the mix of Frank Loessor with Engelbert Humperdinck and Jacques Offenbach,” said Philip Christiansen, visiting professor of voice and opera/music theater. “I think it allows students to find an expressive outlet specifically appropriate to their skills and experiences.”

Tickets are $8 and can be purchased at the door at The Ridges Auditorium or in advance at the Memorial Auditorium Box Office. Tickets are free to OU students with a valid I.D. thanks to funding from Arts for Ohio.

For more information about this and other School of Music Events, please visit www.finearts.ohio.edu.