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Opera Theater Workshop to perform April 10-11

April 3, 2015

The Indiana State University Opera and Music Theater Workshop will present an "Evening of Scenes" 7:30 p.m. April 10 and 11 the recital hall of the Landini Center for the Performing and Fine Arts.

The first half of the program will include scenes from Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro" and "Cosi fan tutte" and Johann Strauss' comic operetta "Die Fledermaus." The second half will be made up of music theater scenes from popular shows of recent decades, including "Miss Saigon," "Little Women," "Closer than Ever," "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change," "Rent," "Jekyll and Hyde" and Steven Sondheim's "Company."

This year's ensemble consists of 10 select music vocal music majors: music performance, music education and music business students, both graduates and undergraduates, are all participants.

The Indiana State theater department supports the "Evening of Scenes" with the loan of costumes, stage properties and small set pieces. Theater student Nathan Kasper is the costume coordinator for the opera scenes portion of the program.

The musical staff includes Mark Carlisle, music director, and Larysa Tudorica, collaborative pianist. Colleen Davis serves as stage director, assisted by graduate assistant Marcel Ramalho de Mello, who is stage director of scenes in both opera and music theater portions as a part of an Independent Study in stage direction.

The Opera Theater Workshop is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Indiana State School of Music at 812-237-2771.


Contact: Colleen Davis, associate professor of music, Indiana State University School of Music, 812-237-2746 or