Yale Opera to present its Fall Scenes

An assortment of comic and tragic scenes from famous operas will be performed by students in the Yale Opera program on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 7 and Nov. 8.

The event is the annual Fall Opera Scenes, during which each performance features a different selection of scenes from different operas. The annual event showcases the voice students in the highly selective Yale Opera program, which is directed by Doris Yarick-Cross.

The performance on Nov. 7 will feature scenes from Handel’s “Semele,” Britten’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Mozart’s “Cosi fan Tutte,” Thomas’ “Hamlet,” and Verdi’s “Rigoletto.”  It begins at 7:30 p.m. in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Memorial Hall, 470 College St.

The program on Nov. 8 will feature excerpts from Mozart’s “Don Giovanni,” Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale,” Janácek’s “The Cunning Little Vixen,” and Franz Lehar’s “The Merry Widow.” The performance begins at 2 p.m. in Morse Hall.

This fall’s production features the work of stage director Marc Verzatt and musical directors Douglas Dickson and Timothy Shaindlin. Costumes are designed by John Carver Sullivan, and Doug Harry is the lighting designer.

All scenes will be performed in the original language with projected English translations.

Tickets are $10-$20; $5 with a student I.D. Tickets are available at the School of Music box office, 470 College St.; by phone at 203-432-4158; or online.

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