Friday, November 02, 2012
Opera Workshop Puts the Comic Back in Opera
HSU Opera Workshop puts the comic back in opera with a series of spoofs on Friday and Saturday, November 2 and 3 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.
Famous opera characters visit a TV talk show in a spoof by Milton Granger to discuss the topic “My Dad Works for My Boyfriend.” The three characters from Verdi’s Rigoletto bring operatic passion to the subject. The Workshop also performs scenes from Granger’s zany Peter Rabbit in the Garden of Doom.
Composer Seymour Barab provides more musical mirth, including some four-part harmony on 1950s tunes, as well as deconstructing the hysterics of Bizet’s Carmen in a staged excerpt from his Opera Plotz.
The Opera Workshop, directed by Elisabeth Harrington, performs on November 2 and 3 at 8 p.m. in the Fulkerson Recital Hall on the HSU campus in Arcata. Tickets: $7/$3/free to HSU students with i.d. from HSU Ticket Office (826-3928) or at the door. Produced by the HSU Music Department.
Media: Tri-City Weekly, Humboldt State Now, Arcata Eye