Opera and Musical Theater Series Presents: Suor Angelica & Il Campanello di Notte3-day event: 2/28/2013 - 3/2/2013
Location: Duerksen Fine Arts Center, Miller Concert Hall
Puccini was inspired to write this poignant opera because his own sister was a nun. The main character Angelica, a young noblewoman, has an out of wedlock child who is placed with her aunt and then is banished to a convent. Later, the aunt visits wanting her to sign papers turning everything over to her younger sister. When she asks about her son, she is told the son died several years ago. Upon hearing this upsetting news, Angelica takes poison praying to be forgiven for committing suicide.
The second act will feature an opera by Donizetti who is probably best known for his great tragedy Lucia di Lammermoor, but was also a master of comedy as seen in Il Campanello di notte. This short farce is in the best Italian comic tradition with a love triangle of Serafina, a young vivacious woman being married to an older pharmacist when a former young lover, Enrico tries to intervene. (Rating PG)
Tickets for this event are $16 with discounts available and they go on sale Feb. 7, 2013. For more information and tickets please call The WSU Fine Arts Box Office at (316) 978-3233.
Buy tickets online: http://www.wichita.edu/j/?1919
Open to the public.
Sponsored By: The WSU School of Performing Arts
Astronomy: Life Story of a Star2-day event: 3/1/2013 - 3/2/2013
Location: Lake Afton Observatory, 20 miles southwest of downtown Wichita at MacArthur Rd. (39th St. S.) and 247th St. W. in Lake Afton County Park. It is immediately north of the lake, just off MacArthur Rd.
The Lake Afton Public Observatory presents "Life Story of a Star." Much like us, stars are born, they live, they grow old and they die. In other words, they have a life cycle. During this program, visitors will use the observatory's 16-inch telescope to take a look at objects in the night sky that are representative of the various stages in a star's life cycle. Visitors will have the opportunity to observe Jupiter, which some people consider a "failed" star, a cluster of newly born stars, a binary star, and a nebula. 'Life Story of a Star" will be presented on the following evenings: January 4-5, 11-12; February 1-2, 8-9; March 1-2, 8-9, 29-30; April 5-6, 12-13 and 26-27.
$5 for adults
$3 for ages 6-12
Under six admitted free
Family Rate: Mom, Dad, and all their immediate children - $15
Please note that we are unable to accept credit or debit cards
For more information, call (316) 978-3991 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Open to the general public.
Sponsored by Fairmount Center for Science & Mathematics Education