Posting Date: April 3, 2012


School of Music presents “From Mozart to Menotti”

Opera Gala showcases Opera Theater students

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KENNESAW, Ga.—The Kennesaw State University School of Music will present its annual Opera Gala on April 19 at 8 p.m. in the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center.

The performance, titled “From Mozart to Menotti,” will feature several works by these two iconic composers. Highlights will include: “Die Zauberflote,” “Le nozze di Figaro,” “Don Giovanni,” “Idomeneo,” “La clemenza di Tito” and “Cosi fan tutte” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and “The Consul” and “Amahl and the Night Visitors” by Gian-Carlo Menotti. The gala is the final project of the Opera Theater class and the students will perform music written in Italian, German and English.


Russell Young, associate professor of music, hopes the performance will give the audience “a thorough enjoyment of the sublime music of Mozart and an appreciation for the passionate music of Menotti.” He describes the gala as a “semi-staged performance of operatic highlights accompanied by piano.”


Tickets for the gala are $15, with discounts available for seniors and military. For more information and to purchase tickets, contact the KSU box office online or at 770-423-6650.


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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering 80 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in education, business and nursing, and a Ph.D. in international conflict management. A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing population of more than 24,100 students from 142 countries.

The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts departments.


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