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Opera Around the World

One night, 11 countries and 20 operas are on the menu as the University of Lethbridge Opera Workshop celebrates with Opera Around The World.

The Opera Workshop takes audiences on an operatic adventure presenting both familiar favourites and new classics, by composers representing a host of different countries. Enjoy an evening of operatic masterpieces, Nov. 5-6 at 8 p.m. nightly in the University Recital Hall.

"The program features compositions from four continents and 11 different countries," says Dr. Sandra Stinger, director. "The music introduces audiences to the people, cities and cultures of various places around the globe, including Spain, Russia, Austria and China."

Opera Workshop students have been hard at work this semester, perfecting selections from Merry Widow, Carmen, Madame Butterfly and Westside Story.

"We are also performing an exciting sample from Eugene Onegin, by Tchaikovsky," says Stringer. "Our program also presents composer's interpretations of foreign countries, such as, Turandot, which was Puccini's Asian-inspired interpretation of China."

With more than 25 performers, Opera Workshop performances are grand in every sense. From the gowns and tuxedos, to the choreography and tremendous vocal talents of the students, Opera Around the World is a classy night of entertainment.

Tickets are available for $15 regular, and $10 for seniors and students at the U of L Box Office (403-329-2616), open Monday to Friday from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.