LC Opera presents two American favorites

January 23rd, 2009

Pineville, LA… Louisiana College Department of Music will present two one act American operas each night from Thursday, February 5 through Saturday, February 7, 2009 at 7:30pm in the Martin Performing Arts Center Theater. Both Gallantry by Douglas Moore and The Telephone by Gian Carlo Menotti will be conducted by Rapides Symphony Orchestra Music Director, Joshua Zona, and directed by Dr. Loryn Frey.

Louisiana College students will sing all of the roles: In Gallantry, Juliana Wimberly, freshman vocal performance major from Baton Rouge, will sing the role of Lola; Ben Swain, sophomore vocal performance major from Pineville, will sing the role of Dr. Gregg; John Simmons, freshman church music major from Ragley, will perform the role of Donald; and nursing major, Marjorie McBride, from Woodworth, will sing the role of The Announcer.

In Menotti’s The Telephone, the role of Lucy will be sung by sophomore vocal performance major, Kameryn Lueng, from Pineville. Senior church music major, Cameron Weatherford, from Baton Rouge, will sing the role of Ben.

Douglas Moore’s Gallantry is composed to a funny libretto by Arnold Sundgaard. It is the airing of a 1950s hospital soap opera complete with commercial interruptions. The Telephone, subtitled by the composer/librettist L’amour à trios, tells the story of Ben who has come to Lucy’s apartment to ask her an important question, only to find himself becoming jealous of her telephone.

Admission is $10 Adults, $5 Students, $2 for Louisiana College faculty and students.

For further information, or to reserve tickets, please call 487-7336.