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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 Tickets.com.
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