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Capital University News, California State University, Sacramento

November 20, 2003

Students dress down
for all-American opera revue

The CSUS Opera Theatre will present a jean-clad homage to home-grown opera with Denim and Divas, a series of vignettes from American operas performed in denim dress at 8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 4, and Friday, Dec. 5, in the University’s Music Recital Hall in Capistrano Hall.

Student performers wearing denim jeans, jackets and skirts will perform scenes from seven of America’s most-beloved operas including Aaron Copland’s The Tender Land, Lukas Foss’ The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, and Leonard Bernstein’s Candide. Samples from the contemporary operas Tartuffe by Kirke Mechem, first performed in 1980, and The Ghosts of Versailles by John Corigliano, which premiered in 1992, will also be staged.

The casual musical theater presentation is directed by CSUS professor of music Lynn Stradley. The student performers, all voice majors at CSUS, will be accompanied by Roy Sanchez on piano.

Tickets are $8 for general admission, $5 for students, seniors and Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance members and available from the CSUS Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323 or

For more information, call (916) 278-7980. Media assistance is available from CSUS public affairs at (916) 278-6156.


California State University, Sacramento • Public Affairs
6000 J Street • Sacramento, CA 95819-6026 • (916) 278-6156 •
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California State University, Sacramento • Public Affairs
6000 J Street • Sacramento, CA 95819-6026 • (916) 278-6156 •