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Opera resonates at SCU's Recital Hall
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – March 2, 2004 –Santa Clara University’s department of music and the Center of Performing Arts present “Opera Theatre” on Sat. Mar. 6 at 8 p.m, with a matinee performance on Sun. Mar. 7 at 2 p.m.
“Opera Theatre” encompasses a colorful collection of operatic scenes from numerous memorable operas. The first half of the program is devoted to works by Mozart, and will feature scenes from “The Magic Flute,” The Impresario,” and “The Marriage of Figaro.” Also featured are scenes from “Lantern Marriage” by
“This year’s ‘Opera Theatre’ combines beautiful music and imagery from a variety of well-known works,” said SCU music professor Nancy Wait Kromm. “Through these lively scenes, guests will visit with serpents, scoundrels, chefs, divas, missionaries, and lovers. Whether you regularly attend or have never seen an opera, you’re sure to be entertained by these diverse selections,” Kromm said.
The performance features stage and musical direction by Kromm, with additional staging by SCU music major Amanda Villegas and music department alumna Lori Schmidt. Students, Veronika Olah and Joel Castro, will provide lighting and set design. Philip Sokolov, from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, will make a special guest appearance as Count Almaviva in scenes from “The Marriage of Figaro.”
Kromm has recorded for
In addition, Kromm has directed several operas at SCU. Kromm studied at the
Tickets to “Opera Theatre” range from $5 to $10. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. For tickets or more information, contact the