April 19, 2010 - California State University, Bakersfield's opera theatre will present its spring Evening of Opera and Zarzuela on Friday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Doré Theatre on the CSUB campus.
The evening will include scenes from Don Pasquale by Donizetti; La Revoltosa by Chapi; Madame Butterfly by Puccini; Ernest Worthing by John Biggs; Paradise Lost by Eric Whitacre; and the Magic Flute by Mozart.
Peggy Sears, CSUB music professor, will narrate, direct and stage the performance. Roger Upton will design the costumes, Ray Finnell will provide lighting and scene design, and Soo-Yoen Chang will be the pianist.
La Revoltosa is a zarzuela, or Spanish light opera, and features a scene entitled "The Three Flirts." This scene will be performed in Spanish with supertitles. Ernest Worthing is an operetta by Santa Barbara composer John Biggs based on the play by Oscar Wilde "The Importance of Being Ernest." Paradise Lost is an opera electronica by Eric Whitacre with anime-based characters.
Tickets will be sold at the door, starting an hour before curtain. Prices are $10 for general admission, $6 for senior, students, and children, and all CSUB students are free of charge. For more information, call 661-654-2168.
For more information:Peggy Sears
Media ContactColleen Dillaway, Director of Public Affairs & Communications