Clarke to Host Evening of Opera Scenes, Jan. 20

posted on January 4, 2007

The Clarke College Music Department will present “An Evening of Opera Scenes” on Saturday, Jan. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Jansen Music Hall on the Clarke campus. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

The performance will include the one-act opera “The Face on the Barroom Floor,” an 1887 piece by Hugh Antoine D'Arcy, as well as scenes from “Elixir of Love” by Donizetti; “The Merry Wives of Windsor” by Otto Nicolai, based on the work of William Shakespeare; and a short duet from Giacomo’s Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly.”

Performers include students Matthew Beaves, of Dubuque, Iowa; Krista Baily, of Woodman, Wis.; and Callie Mescher, of Cascade, Iowa. Clarke College graduate James Enzler, of Dubuque, will be a guest performer. The performance is directed by John Lease, Clarke associate professor of music, with accompaniment by Nancy Lease, assistant professor of music.

For more information, contact the Clarke College Public Relations Office at (563)588-6318.


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