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SWOSU Music Students to Present Opera Scenes November 14-15

November 5, 2008

The Southwestern Oklahoma State University Music Department will present opera scenes this Friday and Saturday, November 14-15, on the Weatherford campus.

Performances each evening will be at 7 p.m. in Room 101 of the Ed and Winnie Ola Berrong Music Hall on the SWOSU campus. Admission is $5 for the general public, while individuals with an SWOSU I.D. are admitted free.

The performance will include the short comic opera,  A Game of Chance, by Seymour Barab; two scenes from Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) by W.A. Mozart; and a duet from Lakmé by Leo Delibes.

A Game of Chance is the story of three knitters who each want a fantasy fulfilled and do business with the devil to acquire what they desire.  The cast includes Cierra Musick Jennings, Weatherford; Amanda Isenbart Hughes, Alva;  Mallory Turlington, Guymon; and Braden Boily, Enid.

The trio “Cosa sento! Tosto andate” from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera, Le nozze di Figaro, will also be presented.  Singers include Andrea Cardenas, Harrah; Christopher Hall, Enid; and Dustin Morningstar, Moore.

Also from Le nozze di Figaro is the solo “Non so più cosa son” performed  by Charissa Zoschke of Thomas and the duet “Sull’ aria” to be sung by Amanda Hughes of Alva and Michaela Logan of Ponca City. 

The duet “Sous le dôme épais” from Lakmé by Léo Delibes will be performed by Amanda King of Purcell and Charissa Zoschke of Thomas.

Directing the production are SWOSU faculty Charles Klingman, Daniel Farris and Joyce Adams Curtis.  Klingman and Curtis will serve as pianists.

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