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Yale Daily News: Yale Opera kicks off season

Yale Daily News | By Gayatri Sabharwal

To open its season, the Yale Opera put on an exhibition of humor, misfortune and romance as it performed several of history’s most iconic pieces.

The Yale Opera program at the School of Music presented its annual Fall Opera Scenes this weekend at Sprague Memorial Hall. The Saturday performance featured scenes from works such as “Le Nozze di Figaro,” “Hamlet” and “Antony and Cleopatra.” Sunday’s show featured excerpts from “Aleko,” “Romeo and Juliet” and “Les Contes d’Hoffmann.” The performances were delivered in their original languages, with accompanying projections of English translations. Yale Opera Manager Erika Niemi said that the Fall Scenes are unique in that the vast majority of Yale Opera’s members perform in the show, which stands in contrast to other shows by the group that only feature a few performers. MORE

Published November 4, 2014
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