Tuesday, February 28, 2012

UWG Opera to Perform "Carmen"

Work by noted artist Steve Penley will grace the stage of the UWG Opera’s upcoming production of “Carmen.” Formetco, the outdoor advertising giant based in Duluth, will use a proprietary process to transform the paintings into 22-foot-by-45-foot scenic drops for the production of Georges Bizet’s 19th century opera.

UWG students sing the principal roles of one of the most popular operas in the world. The singers include: Abigail Dawkins, soprano, as Carmen; Alex McCurdy, tenor, as Don Jose; Robby Vizurraga, bass-baritone, as Escamillo the Toreador; Joy Anderson, soprano, as Michaela; and Travis Watkins, bass-baritone, as Lt. Zuniga. The cigarette factory women are played by: Chaneya Joiner, soprano; Ashley Quartey, soprano; Kernetia Barnes, soprano; and Rebekah Knott, mezzo-soprano.

There will be two performances at the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts: Thursday, March 8, at 8:15 p.m. and Saturday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m.$10 adults, $7 senior citizens, $5 non-UWG students, $3 children 12 and under, free for UWG students with ID. For more info contact Dr. Larry Frazier at 9-6265.

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