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UVU Opera Students To Perform ‘Comedy Tonight!’ Concert

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April 3, 2013

For Immediate Release

University Marketing & Communications: Mike Rigert

Written by: Heather Wrigley

At 7:30 p.m. on April 17, Utah Valley University will lift the curtain on its “Comedy Tonight!” concert, presented by vocal performers and music education majors from the Department of Music.

The event will feature more than a dozen fully staged opera, operetta and musical theater scenes performed by freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors from UVU’s Opera Workshop class.

“It’s different than the musicals the theater department puts on and is different than just a regular concert,” said Tyler Nelson, UVU’s director of vocal studies. “This performance in particular will feature all comedic selections, so it will be very lighthearted and a great introduction to opera for someone who has not seen anything like this before.”

Nelson, who earned his doctorate in music at Florida State University, has a wide range of operatic experience, with his most recent roles including Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” and Mozart’s “Requiem.”

“This is one of our most outstanding and entertaining concerts of our season,” said Traci Hainsworth, UVU School of the Arts event manager. “I look forward to this concert each semester.”

With lovers, liars and clowns — and a happy ending, of course — there’s something for everyone at “Comedy Tonight!” which will take place in the UVU Library auditorium, room 120, on April 17 at 7:30 p.m.

For tickets, visit the UVU School of the Arts box office in the Noorda Theatre, Campus Connection at the Sorensen Student Center, or order tickets by phone at 801-863-PLAY or online at uvu.edu/arts.

Tyler Nelson, UVU’s director of vocal studies.

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