The Cameron University Department of Art, Music and Theatre Arts Department will present “An Evening with Mozart” featuring performances by CU vocal students. Performances are slated for Friday and Saturday, December 1-2, at 7:30 p.m. in the McCutcheon Recital Hall. General admission tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens, military members and students. CU students, faculty and staff are admitted at no charge with CU-ID. As seating is limited, patrons are encouraged to reserve tickets in advance by calling 580-581-2346.
“Mozart’s operas are some of the best in the operatic repertoire,” says Christian Morren, Assistant Professor of Music. “As one of the greatest composers of opera, Mozart’s works have stood the test of time. Cameron’s opera workshop is not only a performance but an opportunity for students to develop skills in foreign languages such as Italian and German, music history, acting, costuming, and score analysis. The class teaches the many aspects that go into putting on a production.”
Student performers are Haleigh Adams, Lorenzo Butler, Codie Cowan, Tara Gill, Celita Gonzalez, Corbyn Nauman, Stephanie Sabol and Natasha Scharfenberg, all of Lawton, as well as Gabriel Caron, Altus; Stacia Prucha, Comanche; and Reagan Williams, Newport, R.I.
The program will begin with “Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)” and “Cosi Fan Tutti (Women Are Like That)” and then move to the powerful “Don Giovanni,” based on the story of Don Juan. The evening with conclude with Mozart’s final opera “Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute).” The vocalists will be accompanied on piano by Doris Lambert.
Prior to the performance, Morren will present a pre-concert lecture 6 p.m.
“There is truly something for everyone one in this program,” she says. “We are especially grateful to the Southwest Oklahoma Opera Guild for providing scholarships and funds to promote opera at Cameron and throughout southwest Oklahoma.”
November 17, 2017