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Sacramento State News - California State University, Sacramento
April 15, 2008

Mozart featured in Sacramento State opera

Photo: Tales From the Village

Sacramento Stateís Music department and the Sacramento Opera company are again collaborating for Tales from the Village, presented at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 15 and 3 p.m., Sunday, May 18 in Playwrights Theatre.

Tales features two selections. The first is the Act II Finale from Mozartís Le Nozze di Figaro, and will be sung in Italian. The second selection is Stephen Paulusí The Village Singer, performed in English.

The two pieces were chosen because they provide the performers with something of a counterpoint, says director Daniel Helfgot, Sacramento Stateís Opera Theatre program instructor. Figaro provides the foundation of a traditional opera, he says, while The Village Singer uses contemporary musical language, crucial for the singersí repertoire.

ďAnd they are both ensemble pieces, providing for the largest group of students possible,Ē Helfgot says.

The performances will be conducted by Timm Rolek, artistic director of Sacramento Opera. This is the second collaboration between the University and Sacramento Opera. Last semester the two joined forces for a performance of individual selections from various productions.

Tickets for the performances are $8 general admission and $5 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at the University icket office, (916) 278-4323 or For more information on the opera or the Music Department, call (916) 278-5155 or visit For media assistance, call Sacramento Stateís Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.


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