Opera and Musical Theater Series Presents: Suor Angelica & Il Campanello di Notte
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 G)
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
Faculty Artist Series: Wichita Brass Quintet
Location: Wiedemann Hall
The Wichita Brass Quintet presents an eclectic program, with music ranging from the Baroque era to jazz, that showcases compositions from the 21st century. The Quintet welcomes three new members: new faculty member David Hunsicker and graduate teaching assistant Nicholas Ciulla on trumpet and Nicholas Smith, professor of horn. Returning to the Quintet are Wichita State University low brass faculty member Matthew Blauer, trombone, and Phillip Black, tuba. Join us for a memorable program of engaging music!
Tickets for this event are available by calling The WSU Fine Arts Box Office at (316) 978-3233. Tickets go on sale Feb. 10, and can be purchased for $7, discounts are available.
Buy your tickets online: http://www.wichita.edu/j/?1920
Open to the public.
Sponsored By: The WSU School of Music