Opera Scenes Open At Baylor Nov. 14

Nov. 11, 2003

by Richard Veit

The Baylor Opera Theater will present "An Evening of Opera Scenes" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, and Saturday, Nov. 15, in the Blackbox Opera Theater on the Baylor University campus.

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 include the final scene from Christoph Willibald Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice, the quartet from Act III of Giacomo Puccini's La Bohème and the sextet from Act II of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Don Giovanni. The evening also will feature the quartet and duet from the opening act of Lakmé by Léo Delibes, the second scene of Cinderella by Giocchino Rossini and the Act IV quartet from Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto.

Two one-act operas will be presented in their entirety -- Paul Hindemith's There and Back and Samuel Barber's A Hand of Bridge.

Baylor's Blackbox Opera Theater is located adjacent to Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, across the parking lot from the Glennis McCrary Music Building.

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

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