College of Idaho presents opera production
2011. 02. 15.
The College of Idaho music department is proud to present Opera Tales: Til Death Do Us Part this week inside the Langroise Recital Hall on the C of I campus. The production shows at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday (Feb. 16-18), with a special matinee performance at 2 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 19).
Opera Tales: Til Death Do Us Part includes scenes from Offenbach's Tales of Hoffman, Menotti's Telephone and Samuel Barber's Hand of Bridge. The production features a cast of C of I students directed by Sean Rogers and David Ketchum. The role of Hoffman is played by Jacob Fulcher, a 2008 graduate who recently completed his master's degree in vocal performance at Baylor University.
“We were inspired by the Baroque tradition of inserting comic operas between the acts of a serious opera,” said Mari Jo Tynon, chair of the C of I music department. “So we have combined scenes from Tales of Hoffman with two short American operas. The common threads are love and marriage, love fulfilled or unrequited love. One way or another, til death do us part.”
Tickets to the show cost $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. The box office will open an hour before each performance. For more information, call (208) 459-5249 or visit www.collegeofidaho.edu/academics/music.
Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state's oldest private liberal arts college. It has a century-old tradition of educating some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including six Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another ten Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho. Its distinctive PEAK curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit www.collegeofidaho.edu.