Opera on the Scene
Who: Weber State University Department of Performing Arts
What: An Evening of Opera Scenes, directed by Karen Brookens
When: Friday and Saturday, October 28-29 • 7:30 pm
Where: Allred Theater, Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts
Weber State University Department of Performing Arts presents an evening of opera scenes directed by Dr. Karen Brookens, Friday and Saturday, October 28-29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Allred Theater, Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts. Children eight years and older are welcome. Tickets are $5 for students, seniors and those with military I.D. and $6 for all others.
A new season of opera scenes will be presented by the voice and choral education students in the music department. The program, entitled “Spooks, Haunts, and Other Opera Thrills,” will feature the more chilling aspects of opera and musical theatre literature.
Scenes presented include such ghostly delights as “The Secret Garden,” ‘The Medium,” “Hansel and Gretel,” “The Magic Flute,” “Jeklly and Hyde,” “Falstaff” (nothing is scarier than a fat, old man chasing after two beautiful women!), and “Gianni Schicchi,” featuring the dead body of Uncle Buoso Donaudi.
Be prepared for some good laughs and a few good chills. All scenes are under the direction of Dr. Karen Brookens and accompanied by Nylene Douglas. Costume design is by Linda Faldmo Lee.
The Opera Program at Weber State University is flourishing with talent and opportunities. More and more students are starting to see and hear what Weber State University has to offer them in the area of opera study.
The successful production of Gilbert and Sullivans’ “The Gondoliers” in 2009 and and “Die Fledermaus” by Strauss marked the continuance of a fully-produced opera every other year. Dr. Brookens has been directing this program for the last ten years.
For more information about opera opportunities at WSU, contact Dr. Karen Brookens, 626-6439 or firstname.lastname@example.org.