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Cal Poly Student Opera Theatre: Spring Opera Scenes

Saturday, April 13, 7:30 – 11 pm
Spanos Theatre
1 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo California 93407

Cal Poly Student Opera Theatre will present an evening of opera scenes featuring a pastiche of opera favorites as well as lesser-known pieces sung in English, French, German and Italian, with English supertitles.

The popular, commonly performed opera selections will be from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” and “The Magic Flute” and Franz Lehár’s “The Merry Widow.” The audience will also get to hear lesser-known works including Claudio Monteverdi’s “L’incoronazione di Poppea (The Coronation of Poppea),” Carl Maria von Weber’s “Der Freischütz (The Marksman),” Giacomo Puccini’s “La rondine (The Swallow),” Leonard Bernstein’s “Candide,” Mozart’s “La clemenza di Tito (The Clemency of Titus)” and Jacques Offenbach’s “La Périchole (The Street Singer).”

More than 50 Cal Poly students are participating in the production, onstage and behind the scenes. In addition to the opera singers, the program will feature choreography by Theatre and Dance Department students, members of the Cal Poly Chamber Choir will sing and some of the artwork will be produced by student artists.

The Cal Poly Music Department’s Kaitrin Cunningham is the director and producer, Scott Glysson is the conductor, Paul Woodring is the pianist and coach, and Laina Babb of the Theatre and Dance Department is the costume designer.

The production is one of many scheduled events during Cal Poly’s 31st annual Open House.