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Opera Theatre to Present Two One-Act Operas


Opera Theatre 2018
Opera Theatre Production 2018

Lee University’s School of Music Opera Theatre will present its spring performance at the Dixon Center on Feb. 28 - Mar. 2. The production will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Monday, with a matinee at 3 p.m. on Sunday.

The Opera Theatre will perform two one-act operas: Gian Carlo Menotti’s “The Old Maid and the Thief,” directed by James Daniel Frost, associate professor of voice and director of Lee’s Opera Theatre, and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “Riders to the Sea,” directed by James Daniel Frost II.

“Old Maid and the Thief” is a comedy that exposes the gossip and secrets of a seemingly quiet town and reveals how suspicion, fear, and the wrong circumstances can make regular people turn dishonest.

“Riders to the Sea,” the J.M. Synge 1904 Irish drama, depicts the power of the sea and the devastating effects on an island community, taking the lives of the men and leaving the women behind to grieve.

Opera Theatre began in the spring of 1998 as a workshop and has now grown into a production organization performing fully-staged operas from both standard and less traditional repertoire.

Tickets are required for this event and are available at the Dixon Center Box Office, Monday-Friday, from 3-6 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for seniors and children.

For more information about the performances, contact Lee’s School of Music at (423) 614-8240.
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