ADA — The Opera Workshop at East Central University will present scenes from eight operas Thursday and Friday May 4-5, in the Dorothy Summers Theatre. The performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. and are open to the public at no charge.

The program will include the famous aria "Madamina, il catologo e questa," often called "The Catalogue," from Mozart's Don Giovanni; a scene from George Bizet's “Carmen” in which Tarot cards predict death for Carmen and her lover; a duet, in typical Gilbert and Sullivan fashion, from “The Gondoliers” about a highborn lady who has fallen in love with a man of low station but must break it off; and "Il regardait mon bouquet" from Le Roi et le Fermier by Pierre Monsigny.

Other scenes will include a party in Franz Lehar's “The Merry Widow” at which a count reveals his true feelings for the widow, the Act II Finale of Mozart's “The Magic Flute,” "Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix" from Saint-Saens' “Samson and Dalila,” and the Act II Finale of Mozart's “Le Nozze di Figaro.”

Performing the roles will be Phillip Berryhill, Catie Parker, Crystal Johnson, Michelle Williams, Brooke Haygood, Chris Geisler, Wiley Winters, Molly Bonar, Sherri Scott, Amanda Tarver, Jesse Gordon and Arvell Alexander.

Dr. Melody Baggech is director of the opera workshop. Accompanist will be Rudy Lupinski.

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