Baylor Opera Theater Presents Mozart's Early "Bastien und Bastienne"

February 5, 2021
Due to the continuing pandemic situation, Baylor Opera Theater’s first production of 2021 will again be presented without an in-person audience. However, viewers at home will be able to enjoy composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s engaging, one-act comic opera, Bastien und Bastienne, by going to the School of Music website for an online streaming opportunity. The live performance will take place on Friday, February 12, beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Written in 1768, when Mozart was just twelve years old, Bastien und Bastienne is a short pastoral Singspiel, based on Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s 1752 comedy, Le devin du village. As seen through the eyes of a town conjuror, Bastien und Bastienne depicts the quarrels, sorrows, jealousies, and reconciliations of two young lovers.
Singing the principal roles will be Corbin King (Bastien), Halle Hill (Bastienne), and Evan Welliver (Colas). The stage director for Bastien und Bastienne is Jen Stephenson, Director of Baylor Opera, and it will be conducted by Jeffrey Peterson, Assistant Professor of Vocal Coaching. The pianist is Maggie Stith, a graduate student from Waco.
This live performance of Mozart’s Bastien und Bastienne will be streamed from the stage of Baylor University’s Black Box Opera Theatre. You can join the virtual audience by clicking here.
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