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Evening of opera scenes at CSUB
  April 18, 2006
Mike Stepanovich, 661/654-2456,,
or Jaclyn Loveless, 661/654-2138, California State University, Bakersfield's Singers Opera Theater will present "An Evening of Opera Scenes" on Friday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Dore Theater.

Peggy Sears, CSUB music director and vocal instructor, who will direct and narrate the scenes, is enthusiastic about the program. "We have a strong group of students in our program, some exciting voices," she said. Many of the performers had leading roles in "The Festival of La Paloma," the full opera production performed this January.

The audience will be treated to scenes from Mozart's "Don Giovanni" and "The Marriage of Figaro," Monteverdi's "the Coronation of Poppea," written in 1642; Donizetti's "The Elixir of Love," and the beloved American musical "My Fair Lady." The CSUB singers will also perform scenes from "Martha" by Flotow, and a finale from "Rent."

Performers will include Bryce Loo, Katie Moyes, Catherine Register, Sara Kean, Bill Brown, Almalinda Duran, Eric Oster, Desiree Larkin, Juan Morales, Gretchen Anderson, Paige Kanady, Lauren Brogren, Tiffany Pounds and Dale Cheeseman.

Maryanne Kim will provide piano accompaniment, Roger Upton will provide costumes, and Ray Finnell will do set design and lighting.

The program will be performed mainly in English, with occasional arias in the original language, for which there will be subtitles.

General admission is $10; $5 for students, children and seniors. Tickets are available at the door and at the box office. The box office opens 30 minutes before curtain time.

For more information, call Sears at (661) 654-2168.