Baylor Opera Theater in Two Performances of Opera Scenes

September 29, 2015
The Baylor Opera Theater will present a program of excerpts from famous operas on Saturday, October 10, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 16, at 3:00 p.m. in Roxy Grove Hall.
Director of Opera Octavio Cárdenas and Assistant Professor of Voice Jeffrey Peterson will lead members of Baylor Opera Theater in these scenes, which will be fully costumed and staged, with piano accompaniment. The guest stage director is Rebecca Herman, Artistic Producer of LOLA (Local Opera Local Artists), a new and innovative opera company that is based in Austin.
The programs will open with the Act I Finale from Mozart’s Don Giovanni, “Non è amor, né gelosia” from Act III of Handel’s Alcina, and the Act II quintet (“Nous avons en tête una affaire”) from Bizet’s Carmen.
Also to be heard are the trio (“Tu ne chanteras plus?”) from Act III of Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffmann, the Act IV Finale from Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, and “Gaudio, gaudio son al cuore” from Gluck’s Orpheo ed Euridice.
Closing the opera scenes programs will be the brindisi (drinking song) “Libiamo de’ lieti calici” from Act I of Verdi’s La traviata.
These two concerts are free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 254-710-3991.
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