Office of Public Affairs / News & Media Relations
Shepherd School Opera and Chamber Orchestra to present Mozart’s ‘The Marriage of Figaro’
HOUSTON – (Oct. 30, 2013) – The Shepherd School of Music’s Opera Department and Chamber Orchestra will present its fall opera, Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro,” Nov. 1, 3 and 5.
The four-act comic opera is one of Mozart’s best-known and most beloved works. The production will be directed by Richard Bado, director of Rice’s Opera Studies Program, and staged by guest director Vera Calábria.
“We are delighted to be producing the ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ at the Shepherd School,” Bado said. ”I have found that all of our students – singers and instrumentalists alike – grow more from working on a Mozart opera than any other composer. The work is timeless in its lessons on life and humanity.”
Calábria added that Mozart achieved what few other composers could; he attracted public attention and critical acclaim while instilling his music with “human depth.”
“No one’s music has ventured deeper and more profoundly into the human soul and its complexities,” Calábria said.
Performances will take place in Wortham Opera Theatre at the Shepherd School as part of the Leon Wilson Clarke Opera Series. Performances Nov. 1 and 5 will begin at 7:30 p.m. The Nov. 3 performance will begin at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $12 for general admission and $10 for students and senior citizens. For tickets, call the Shepherd School Concert Office at 713-348-8000.
For more information, contact Amy Hodges, senior media relations specialist at Rice, at 713-348-6777 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This news release can be found online at http://news.rice.edu/.
Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.
Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,708 undergraduates and 2,374 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice has been ranked No. 1 for best quality of life multiple times by the Princeton Review and No. 2 for “best value” among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to http://tinyurl.com/AboutRiceU.
If you do not wish to receive news releases from Rice University, reply to this email and write “unsubscribe” in the subject line. Office of News and Media Relations – MS 300, Rice University, 6100 Main St., Houston, TX 77005