Texas Tech University

School of Music Presents 18th Century Opera Classic

Benjamin Robinette

April 6, 2016

Opera Theatre will perform Mozart’s "The Marriage of Figaro" April 8-9.

WHAT: The Texas Tech University School of Music presents its spring opera, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's “The Marriage of Figaro.”

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday (April 8) and Saturday (April 9)

WHERE: Allen Theatre, Student Union Building. Parking is available at 18th  Street and Akron Avenue in front of the School of Music.

EVENT: “The Marriage of Figaro,” an opera buffa (comic opera) in four acts composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1786, is widely acknowledged as one of the quintessential contributions to the genre. It tells the story of servants Figaro and Susanna as they succeed in marrying and thwarting advances made toward Susanna by their employer, the unfaithful husband Count Almaviva. This particular staging of the opera is set entirely inside the White House during the presidency of John F. Kennedy, giving the production a radically contemporary look while retaining its vocal delivery in the original Italian. The familiar roles will be recast as officials such as the President and First Lady, the White House press secretary and the attorney and surgeon generals.

Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for seniors and non-Texas-Tech students. Texas Tech students receive one free ticket by showing their student ID at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance through the School of Music website or by calling (806) 834-2623.

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CONTACT: Gerald Dolter, director of music theatre, School of Music, Texas Tech University (806) 834-7191 or gerald.dolter@ttu.edu