Release Date: March 16, 2009
KSU Opera Theater will perform "Merry Wives of Windsor"
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KENNESAW, Ga.—The Kennesaw State University Opera Theater will perform Otto Nicolai’s opera “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” based on the classic Shakespearean play, in the performance hall of the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center Thursday, March 26 through Sunday, March 29.
The production will feature the KSU Orchestra and leading roles performed by seven students in two rotating casts from the KSU School of Music and the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies. “These students represent a high level of commitment, polish and talent. It will be a performance not to be missed,” says stage director and artist-in-residence Eileen Moremen.
In this staging, “The Merry Wives of Windsor” is a three-act opera set in the 1950s at the Windsor Country Club. It is an opera about jealousy, sex, violence, and forgiveness, all presented in a comedic format. “This opera has everything and appeals to everyone!” says Moremen. Associate Professor of Music Russell Young will conduct the performance—both he and Moremen teach the opera theater courses at KSU.
General admission is $15 and $10 for KSU students with a valid student I.D. Performance times are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. For more information, contact the KSU box office at 770-423-6650 or online at www.kennesaw.edu/arts.
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A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 21,000 from 142 countries. The third-largest university in Georgia, Kennesaw State offers more than 65 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including new doctorates in education and business.
The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts programs.