Opera Scenes at Baylor Nov. 20-21

Nov. 18, 1998

by Richard Veit

Baylor University Opera Theater will present a pair of concerts featuring scenes from great operas at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Roxy Grove Hall.

(These presentations were originally scheduled for Baylor's new opera facility. However, construction of the facility is not yet complete, so Roxy Grove Hall will be used instead.)

The opera scenes will be fully staged and costumed, but presented with piano accompaniment. Baylor Opera Theater performs under the supervision of Richard Aslanian, lecturer in music and director of opera.

Music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will open the programs, as the students of Baylor Opera Theater sing the finale from Act II of "The Marriage of Figaro."

The Forest Scene from Act I of Engelbert Humperdinck's most enduring work, the opera "Hansel and Gretel," will follow.

"Yeoman of the Guard" is one of a splendid series of popular operettas by Gilbert and Sullivan. The student performers will sing the Trio and Quartet from Act II.

Concluding the programs will be two excerpts, the Recitative and Sextet, from the second act of Gaetano Donizetti's opera "Lucia di Lammermoor."

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

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