UVU Opera Students To Perform Fall Semester Showcase
November 22, 2012
For Immediate Release
University Marketing & Communications: Mike Rigert (801) 863-6807
Written by: Jim Rayburn (801) 863-5483
Utah Valley University opera students will present an opera scenes concert at their fall semester performance on Dec. 7, titled “All For Your Delight.”
The showcase, which begins at 7:30 p.m. in the UVU Library Auditorium, room 120, will feature scenes from standard opera repertoire, including music of Gilbert and Sullivan, Puccini, Bernstein, Rossini and Sondheim.
“This performance is a glimpse at a portion of the work our students have been doing all semester. It is a wonderful opportunity to highlight our students’ unique acting and singing abilities, and show the community that although we are a new program, there are some very exciting things going on here,” said Tyler Nelson, UVU’s director of vocal studies.
The opera students, both vocal performance and music education majors, will sing and act scenes from some of opera and operetta’s most popular shows.
“One of the appealing things about an opera scenes concert is that it’s sort of an operatic appetizer sampler. You get to sample many different flavors, all in one evening, and the audience is introduced to many works they may have never heard before, but will immediately love,” Nelson said.
For tickets, visit the UVU School of the Arts box office in the Noorda Theatre, Campus Connection in the Sorensen Student Center or order by phone at 801-863-PLAY.
Utah Valley University is located in Orem, Utah and is home to more than 30,000 students. UVU began as a vocational school during World War II, and in the seven decades since has evolved into a technical school, community school, state college and, finally a comprehensive regional teaching university. UVU is one of Utah’s largest institutions of higher learning and offers programs ranging from career training to high-demand master degrees, with emphasis on undergraduate education.