SNU Opera Workshop presents “The Telephone”

The SNU Opera Workshop presents an evening of American Opera and Gian-Carlo Menotti’s “The Telephone,” Friday and Saturday, October 24-25 at 7:30 p.m. in Cantrell Music Hall, located just north of 39th and College on the campus of SNU.

Under the direction of Cherrie Hampton, professor of voice, the program features the talents of seven SNU students. Soloists Betsy Baldwin, Jeremy Stover, Audra Cobb, Shane Rickey, and Alyssa Marshall will open the performance singing selected arias from American operas concluding with Sarah Cantley as “Lucy” and Aaron Roehm as “Ben” in The Telephone. Accompaniment is provided by Tim Marek and the SNU Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Melissa Lewis, professor of orchestra. Set design is by Scott Regester with lighting and technical support provided by Philip Miller.

“Last year’s successful production of ‘Little Women’ has generated much interest in opera among the SNU musical community,” said Hampton. “This year’s opera workshop has focused once again upon some of the most beautiful and delightful American operatic compositions from several composers, ending the evening with ‘The Telephone,’ a spoof on the use or overuse of the telephone.”

All seats are reserved. Tickets are $9 for Adults, $7 for Senior Adults, $4 for SNU faculty, staff, and students. A limited number of free tickets are available for SNU students with ID. For further information or to purchase tickets, contact the SNU School of Music by phone at 405.491.6345 or by e-mail at rspear@snu.edu.