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UVU Opera To Perform ‘Wicked’ Selections In Bi-Annual Concert

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December 4, 2013

For Immediate Release

University Marketing & Communications: Whitney Wilkinson

Written by: Heather Wrigley

In December, Utah Valley residents will have the opportunity to enliven their holiday season by attending Utah Valley University’s bi-annual Opera Workshop, this year titled “Something Wicked This Way Comes.” The concert, which will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 13 and 14, will highlight 20 opera, operetta, musical theatre and art songs.

Held at the end of each fall and spring semester, The Opera Workshop highlights some of the most exquisite music ever written, performed by students from UVU’s Opera Workshop class.

“This semester’s workshop title — ‘Something Wicked’ — is thematic,” explained Tyler Nelson, director of vocal studies at UVU. “All of the pieces that will be performed have dark, mysterious undertones. Many of the pieces will portray the villains and the more spooky scenes of classic works.”

The program will include scenes and songs from well-known works such as “Hansel and Gretel,” “Into the Woods,” “Carmen,” “The Turn of the Screw” and “The Seven Deadly Sins.” Scenes from these works and others will be fully staged with costumes and props adding to the overall effect.

Performers will range from freshmen to seniors, from vocal performance majors to anyone taking the Opera Workshop class who has the technique and skill required to perform these pieces.

“It is the perfect place to hear the ultimate vocal music sampler,” Nelson said. “Over two hours, you get to see lots of different scenes and experience a wide variety of musical styles.”

The concert will be held in UVU”s Centre Stage, located on the main floor of the Sorensen Student Center. For tickets, visit the UVU School of the Arts box office in the Noorda Theatre or Campus Connection in the Sorensen Student Center or order tickets by phone at 801-863-PLAY or online at uvu.edu/arts.

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