Stillwater News Press

February 5, 2014

TO DO THIS WEEKEND: OSU Opera presents Mozart’s ‘The Marriage of Figaro’

By Elizabeth Keys
Stillwater NewsPress

STILLWATER, Okla. — About the event

WHAT: Oklahoma State University Opera, Orchestra and Chamber Choir present Mozart’s “Le nozze di Figaro” or “The Marriage of Figaro”

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday

WHERE: OSU Seretean Center for the Performing Arts

TICKETS: General admission $8 and $6 for students and senior citizens. Purchase during regular business hours in Room 132 Seretean Center or one hour prior to the performance at the concert hall box office.

Event highlights

1. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrote “Le nozze di Figaro” when he was 30 years old. The Italian opera premiered in Vienna, Austria, on May 1, 1786, and 228 years later the production is part of today’s standard repertoire.

2. The classic is a great masterpiece of opera even if you don’t understand the language. Sub-titles will be on a stage screen if you need an English translation to follow the comedic action.

3. Several Stillwater High School graduates are on stage singing and acting or in the orchestra playing, including Renae Perry, Judith Prenzlow, Lexi Poulous, Nelson Dvorak, Justyn Stine, Lauren Williamson and Bree Ahern.

Why attend?

“Most people have misconceptions about what opera is. This classic is hilarious. You’ll see several different love triangles — sort of early Jerry Springer without the crying,” said Lydia Bechtel who plays the lead female role of Susanna.

For more info

CALL: 405-744-8986