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Opera Theater makes a 'scene'

Nov. 17, 1999

By LAUREN JENKINS

Reporter

The Baylor Opera Theater continues its 1999-2000 season with An Evening of Opera Scenes.

The performances will be at 8 p.m. Nov. 19 and Nov. 20, in the Baylor Blackbox Opera Theater, located between the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center and Waco Creek, on University Parks Drive.

Both performances will be staged and costumed and will have piano accompaniment. Directing the shows is Richard Aslanian, lecturer in music and Director of Opera at Baylor.

The evening will open with the second scene of Act I of Otto Nicolai's The Merry Wives of Windsor, based on Shakespeare's play of the same name.

Following that will be the sextet from Act II of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Don Giovanni; a work regarded universally as one of his best works for the stage.

'I am performing in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Don Giovanni and The Merry Widow. Of the three I enjoy Don Giovanni the best,' said Martin Barclay, a masters candidate from Lindsborg, Kan.

'It is such a well known piece and a very much performed opera. It is fun to be in an opera that has stood the test of time,' she said.

To conclude the evening, the Opera Theater will present the finale of Act II from The Merry Widow, written by Franz Lehar.

The performances are free and open to the public. For more information, call the School of Music at 710-3991.