Baylor Opera Theater Presents 'Evening Of Opera Scenes' April 25-26

April 22, 2003

by Richard Veit

The Baylor Opera Theater will present its spring program of "An Evening of Opera Scenes" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 25, and Saturday, April 26, in the Blackbox Opera Theater.

Both performances of opera excerpts -- fully staged and costumed, with piano accompaniment -- will be directed by Richard Aslanian, senior lecturer in music and director of opera at Baylor.

The performances will open with the duet and quartet from Act III of Mozart's rarely heard Idomeneo, followed by the duet from Act I of Weber's Der Freischntz.

The duet of Violetta and Alfredo from Act I of Verdi's La Traviata will be followed by another opening-act duet, that of Marcellina and Susanna from Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro.

The program will conclude with the duet from Act II of Smetana's The Bartered Bride and the famous quintet from Act III of Rossini's The Barber of Seville.

"An Evening of Opera Scenes" is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 710-3991.

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