April 7, 2006

CANCELED All-female cast to star in Sacramento State opera theater production CANCELED

Witches, comedy and some of opera’s best kept secrets come to light in Sacramento State’s production The Other Women… at 8 p.m., Thursday April 13 and Friday, April 14 in the Music Recital Hall in Capistrano Hall.

Frederica von Stade

The Other Women

The production is directed by Robert Vann, a graduate student in the Music Department and is comprised of eight female students who will perform five scenes from five different operas which have one thing in common – an all female cast.

One highlight of the production is a scene from La Clemenza di Tito, one of Mozart’s last serious-style operas. “This is a real opera gem,” said Vann. “It is seldom heard and was written shortly before his death.”

The performance will also feature scenes from Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Faust by Charles Gounod, The Merry Wives of Windsor by Otto Nicolai and Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell.

A combination of light comedy and sinister drama, and scenes in French, English and Italian will give the audience a smorgasbord of different opera styles. To add to the creative flair of the performance, each scene is set in a different time period from the medieval, Roman and the Renaissance eras to early 20th century and modern times.

Vann’s sister and Sacramento State Theatre Department graduate Theresa Vann designed the costumes.

Ticket prices are $8 for general admission and $5 for students and seniors. For tickets, call the Sacramento State Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323 or visit Tickets.com.

For more information contact Robert Vann at (916) 477-9064 and for media assistance contact the Public Affairs Office at (916) 278-6156.


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