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Yale Opera announces Fall Opera Scenes

Opera Scenes, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, October 2011, Yale Opera, Yale School of Music

Yale Opera will present two performances of opera scenes on Saturday, November 2 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, November 3 at 2 pm. Each performance features a different selection of scenes from popular operas by composers as diverse as Bizet, Tchaikovsky, Puccini, and more. The opera scenes will be performed in Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street (corner of Wall Street), New Haven.

A favorite of local audiences, the annual Fall Opera Scenes production will showcase the voice students of the renowned Yale Opera program, which is directed by Doris Yarick-Cross. This autumn’s production will also feature the work of stage director Marc Verzatt, musical directors Douglas Dickson and Timothy Shaindlin, costume designer John Carver Sullivan, and lighting designer William Warfel.

Each performance spotlights an assortment of comic and tragic works. Saturday, Nov. 2 will feature scenes from Handel’s Giulio Cesare, Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, Massenet’s Manon, Puccini’s La Bohème, and Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann. The program on Sunday, Nov. 3 will feature excerpts from Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Massenet’s Don Quichotte, Bizet’s Les pêcheurs de perles, Floyd’s Susannah, and Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin.

All scenes will be performed in the original language with projected English translations.

Tickets to the Fall Opera Scenes go for a song:  $10–15, $5 with student ID. For more information or to purchase tickets, click the link below or call the Yale School of Music concert office at 203 432-4158.