Baylor University Presents Two One-Act Operas

October 29, 2018
Baylor Opera Theater will perform one-act operas by Leonard Bernstein and Thomas Pasatieri on Tuesday, November 6, Wednesday, November 7, and Sunday, November 11, in the Jesse H. Jones Theatre of Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center. Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday and 2:00 p.m. for the Sunday matinée.
These fully staged presentations of Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti and Pasatieri’s Signor Deluso will feature students from the Vocal Division and members of the Baylor Symphony Orchestra, all under the baton of Joseph Li, Assistant Professor of Vocal Coaching, and Jeffrey Peterson, Associate Professor of Vocal Coaching, respectively. Stage direction will be by Susan Stone Li, Director of Baylor Opera.
Despite Bernstein’s ironic title, Trouble in Tahiti takes place not on an exotic tropical isle but amidst the materialism of postwar America. Written in 1952, this dramatic opera draws upon popular song styles to deliver an uncompromising look at the marital difficulties of a suburban couple.
Dating from 1974, Pasatieri’s opera buffa is loosely based on a seventeenth-century comedy by Molière. Signor Deluso has been described as “an exuberant sendup of over-the-top comic opera plots, filled with effusive lovers leaping with alacrity to wrong conclusions in floods of extreme vocalism.”
Reserved tickets for these two operas, priced at $15 for adults and $5 for students, are available online from the Theatre Department box office. For further ticket information, call 254-710-1865.
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