Baylor Opera Theater Presents "Così fan tutte" March 24

March 19, 2002

by Richard Veit

The Baylor University Opera Theater will present four performances of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Così fan tutte from March 21 through 24 in the Jesse H. Jones Theater in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center. The performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and a matinée performance will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

The production is under the general supervision of Richard Aslanian, lecturer in music and director of opera. Conducting the Baylor Opera Orchestra will be J. Christopher Buddo, director of ensembles and associate professor of double bass and conducting.

Translated as "All Women Behave Like That," Così fan tutte includes Mozart's most beautiful arias and the greatest number of ensembles in any of his operas.

The Baylor production will be directed by Karen Miller, formerly of the Minnesota Opera.

Miller is co-founder of the New Music Theater Ensemble, a company dedicated to commissioning new forms of music theater. During her tenure as co-artistic director for the company, she directed seven new pieces, produced five world premieres, and served as producer, dramaturg, or director for over 30 sessions of work in development. Her directing work also has been seen at the Southern Theater of Minneapolis, Minnesota Contemporary Ensemble, Midwest Opera Theater, North Star Opera, University of North Texas, Northern Arizona University and Geva Theatre of Rochester, N.Y., among others.

Tickets for Mozart's Così fan tutte are priced at $10, but students, faculty and staff will be admitted for $8. For further information, call 710-1865.

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