CSUB presents “An Evening of Opera and Musical Theatre Scenes”

CSUB Opera Theatre is presenting a selection of scenes that are sure to entertain all ages. “An Evening of Opera Scenes” will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, February 1, in the CSUB Doré Theatre. Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 seniors and students, and free for CSUB students with ID. The box office opens one hour before performance and accepts cash and checks only.

This impressive offering will include scenes from Rigoletto by Verdi, including the famous arias, "Questa o Quella", and "Caro Nome", The Old Maid and the Thief by Menotti, the well-known tenor/baritone duet from Pearl Fishers by Bizet, and several scenes, including the card trio and the “Seguidilla” from Carmen.  The program will finish with the Act II Finale from Carmen.  Featured singers are David Ortiz, who played the title role in Albert Herring in 2012, Almalinda Duran, who sang the title role in Puccini's Suor Angelica at CSUB a few years ago, Joaquin Calderon, Elizabeth Provencio, Tori Provencio, Robert Hamilton, Ashten Smith, Michael Redd, Adrianna Medel, Lawrence Lyons, Krystal Angulo, and Kristen Falls.  Many of these students sang roles in last year's full production of Albert Herring.

“This group is comprised of some of the most talented singers that have ever come through CSUB,” said Peggy Sears, CSUB Music Department Lecturer.

The scenes will be staged by Peggy Sears and accompanied by Soo-Yoen Park Chang on the piano. Costuming is by Roger Upton and sets and lights are designed by Ray Finnell. Most of the scenes are sung in English, although two of the arias are sung in the original language with subtitles for easy comprehension.

For additional information about CSUBís Opera Theatre, call Peggy Sears at 661-654-2168 or e-mail psears@csub.edu.

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