Baylor Opera Theater Will Present Mozart's "Le nozze di Figaro"

March 24, 2011

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Baylor University Opera Theater will present Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Le nozze di Figaro" ("The Marriage of Figaro") at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 25, and at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 27, in Roxy Grove Hall on the Baylor campus.

The four-act comic opera will be performed in the original Italian language, complete with staging, costumes and piano accompaniment. Baylor Opera Theater is directed by Michael Johnson, associate professor of ensemble, and the vocal coach is Jeffrey Peterson, assistant professor of voice in the School of Music.

Dating from 1786, "Le nozze di Figaro" has an Italian libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte and is based on the controversial stage comedy by Pierre Beaumarchais. It was the first of three collaborations between Mozart and Da Ponte and premiered at Vienna's Burgtheater on May 1, 1786, with Mozart conducting.

Tickets are $10 at the Baylor School of Music box office, in the lobby of the Glennis McCrary Music Building at 110 Baylor Ave. For ticket information, call the box office at (254) 710-3571. Tickets also may be purchased online at http://www.baylor.edu/music/index.php?id=47274.

Roxy Grove Hall is at 624 Speight Ave.

For more information on the department of opera theater or the performance, visit www.baylor.edu/music/opera or call the Baylor University School of Music at (254) 710-3991.

by Katy McDowall, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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