Comedy, romance highlight OU students' production of Mozart opera
The Oakland University Department of Music, Theatre and Dance will employ music and musical theatre students to stage four performances of Mozart's comic and romantic opera "Cosi fan tutte" this month.
Centered on the theme of fidelity, the story focuses on two sisters and the soldiers to whom they are engaged. Assistant Professor and Opera Program Coordinator Drake Dantzler said the production will offer fans of Mozart "really beautiful music and very funny theatre."
The lyrics will be sung in English and actors will be dressed in costumes created by OU students. Design and technology student Jeff Block conceived the production's set.
Also highlighting the university's commitment to provide student experiences in high-quality arts production is the fact that the show has been double cast – giving twice as many students an opportunity to be involved in a full-length opera.
Performances will take place in Varner Recital Hall on the campus of Oakland University at:
6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12, as part of the Thursday Arts-After-Work series
8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 13
8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14
2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 15
Tickets for regular performances are $18 for general admission and $10 for students. Patrons can pay what they wish starting with a $1 minimum as part of the Thursday Arts-After-Work series. For complete ticket information, visit oakland.edu/tickets.
The Department of Music, Theatre and Dance will employ music and musical theatre students to stage four performances of Mozart's comic and romantic opera "Cosi fan tutte" this month.
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