Release date: November 9, 2006
From Mozart to Offenbach: "A Night at the Opera" at Kennesaw State
Contact: Cheryl Anderson Brown, 770-499-3417
Kennesaw, Ga.—The Department of Music at Kennesaw State University will present “A Night at the Opera,” a program of arias, duets, trios, and choruses from the world’s greatest operas, at 8 p.m. on Dec. 1 in Howard Logan Stillwell Theater.
Beginning with the famous “Brindisi” from Verdi’s “La Traviata” to the comedic genius of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Iolanthe,” this evening of opera also features music of Handel’s “Julius Caesar,” Mozart’s “La Clemenza di Tito,” and “The Marriage of Figaro,” Offenbach’s “The Tales of Hoffmann,” and Rossini’s “Semiramide.” The program also includes Italy’s “second national anthem,” “Va, pensiero” from Verdi’s “Nabucco.”
The selections will be accompanied on piano by Gwen Halstead and the musical director of the KSU opera program, Russell Young.
Co-directed by Young and artist-in-residence Eileen Moremen, this opera gala features students from the Kennesaw State University Opera Theater program. The performance serves to bring great operatic music to Kennesaw State and to increase the presence of opera in the community.
Tickets will be available at the door for $15. Please call the KSU Box Office at 770-423-6650 for more information.
Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population approaching 20,000 from 132 countries. The third largest state university out of 35 institutions in the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including a brand new Doctorate of Education in Leadership.
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.