Cameron University Opera Program to provide two performances of “Duets and Arias”

The Cameron University Department of Art, Music, and Theatre Arts will present “Duets and Arias,” featuring operatic selections by CU students. Performances will take place on Friday, November 11, and Saturday, November 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the McCutcheon Recital Hall. Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for students/senior citizens. Cameron faculty, staff and students are admitted free with CU ID. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

 “Both performances will be exciting nights to remember!” says Dr. Patrick Callaghan, Director of CU’s Choral Program. "Arias require a whole new level of focus and determination. If the soloist blinks, the moment that he or she has been building can disappear in an instant. Each student has been working very hard to convey a message and a scene to which the audience can connect. Their primary goal is to share an individualistic expression that will take the audience on a short but vivid journey."

Students performing are Haleigh Adams, Lawton; Gabrial Caron, Altus; Victor Effiong, Cross River State, Nigeria; Tara Gill, Lawton; Stacia Prucha, Comanche; Roxanne Walton, Lawton; and Reagan Williams, Lawton.

Selections to be performed include “Ebben, cosi si narra” from Gaetano Donizetti’s “La Favorita,” “Son nata a lagrimar” from George Frederic Handel’s “Giulio Cesare,” and “Si, la stanchezza m’opprime” from Giuseppe Verdi’s “Il trovatore.” Also being performed are the arias “Hai gia vinta la causa!” from Wolgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Le nozze di Figaro,” “Una voce poco fa” from Gioachino Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia,” “ When I am laid in earth” from Henry Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas,” “Che faro senza Euridice” from Christoph Willibald von Gluck’s “Orfeo,” “Vainement, ma bien-aimee” from Edouard Lalo’s “Le Roi d’Ys,” and “Must the Winter Come so Soon” from Samuel Barber’s “Vanessa.”

For more information, contact the Cameron University Department of Art, Music, and Theatre Arts at 580-581-2346.

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PR # 16-168

November 1, 2016