Opera Studio ‘Spring Scenes’ April 19-20

| April 1, 2013

Opera Studio performance

Webster University‚Äôs Opera Studio presents “Spring Scenes” April 19 and 20, 7 p.m., at the Community Music School, room 10. Admission is free.

In its spring performance, Opera Studio presents short scenes from major operas and operettas, directed by Alice Nelson, adjunct professor in the Department of Music. Scenes range from 18th-century Mozart comedy, to the tragedy of a group of Carmelite nuns during the French Revolution by 20th-century composer Francis Poulenc.

The Repertoire includes: The Magic Flute by Mozart; The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart; Don Giovanni by Mozart; Der Rosenkavalier, by R. Strauss; Street Scene, by Weill; Porgy and Bess by Gershwin; The Mikado by Sullivan; and Dialogues of the Carmelites by Poulenc.

Emma Sorenson, a Webster senior and holder of the James Nigh Scholarship in Opera, is featured as Octavian in the beautiful presentation of the Rose scene, from Der Rosenkavalier. The Gilbert and Sullivan favorite, The Mikado, brings British comedy to the mix. The pianist is Nancy Mayo, staff pianist at Webster, and pianist for Opera Theater of St. Louis.

For more information, call 314-968-7032, or the Fine Arts Hotline at 314-968-7128.

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