Monday, April 28, 2014

UM Opera Theater Presents final showing of "The Elixir of Love"

                                          Graduate assistant Jake McNeely preforms in from of a capacity crowd in 
                           the Meek Building auditorium on Saturday night.  (Photo Courtesy of Phillip Waller/ DM)

The UM Opera Theatre preformed its final showing of Gaetano Donizetti’s “L’Elisir D’Amore,” also known as “The Elixir of Love” in Meek Auditorium on Sunday.This particular opera was made popular by legendary tenor, Luciano Pavarotti
The performance Featured both graduate and undergraduate students in a wide range of roles.“The Elixir of Love” is set in Bergamo, Italy, in 1832, and it is orginally performed in both English and Italian.
The UM Theatre felt the use of supertitles in English and would make the opera much more audience-friendly and open to anyone.
Julia Aubrey, Director of the performance, discussed the process in which she determines what students are right for which part and how she can best accentuate their particular skill sets with each showing.
The UM Opera Theatre has a busy year ahead of them, next April they will be presenting their own rendition of Shakespeare's "Hamlet," at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts and will then go on to preform in Prague, Czech Republic late in May, Addison Moreno has more on the story by clicking HERE

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