All in the Family opens Friday

It's a glitzy night of gowns, tuxedos, magnificent melodies and sparkling solos as Opera Workshop comes together for All in the Family, two nights of memorable operatic performances, Nov. 4-5, at 8 p.m. in the University Recital Hall.

All in the Family unites the vocal talents of Opera Workshop students with an engaging program of repertoire that focuses on family.

"Each scene features at least one familial relationship, be that brother and sister, mother and son, father and son, newlyweds or even chosenfamily, such as close friends," says Dr. Blaine Hendsbee, director. "We are staging scenes from well-known operas including Hansel and Gretel, The Marriage of Figaro, La Bohème, the Pirates of Penzance and the Gondoliers, to name a few. With such a wonderful group of singers, including many new voices to Opera Workshop, the energy will radiate off the stage. Our singers bring such an incredible sense of vocal athleticism, polish and refinement to their scenes."

Tickets are $15 regular, $10 seniors/students and are available at the University Box Office.