Classic Scenes from Opera and Musical Theatre in San Luis Obispo
The Cal Poly Student Opera Theatre has a unique opportunity to work with Brian Asher Alhadeff, Opera San Luis Obispo artistic director, in preparation for three performances of “Classic Scenes from Opera and Musical Theatre.”
The students will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, March 8-9, and at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 10, in the Pavilion of the Performing Arts Center.
Puccini’s one-act opera “Suor Angelica” will be included in the performances, along with scenes from Strauss’ “Der Rosenkavalier,” Mozart’s “Così fan tutte,” the mad scene from Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor,” and a medley from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma.” The repertoire for the event was selected to enable all music majors studying voice to participate.
This newly established “co-opera” with Cal Poly's Student Opera Theatre and OperaSLO is intended to promote Cal Poly's Learn by Doing educational philosophy and OperaSLO's educational outreach programs. Students will obtain hands-on stage and performance experience working alongside Alhadeff and OperaSLO's professional orchestra and chorus members. The co-opera creates an efficient use of community resources, and provides emerging student talent for OperaSLO, according to Jacalyn Kreitzer of the Music Department faculty.
Alhadeff will serve as music director and conductor for the performances. Kreitzer will produce and direct musical rehearsals, and Katherine Arthur, Music Department faculty member, will stage direct.
Tickets at the Performing Arts Ticket Office.