An Operatic Quartet presented by the Bethel College Operatic Irregulars
Date(s): 9/5/2014, 9/6/2014
September 5 & 6, 2014, at 7:30 pm
Bethel College, Everest - Rohrer Fine Arts Auditorium, Mishawaka, IN
The Bethel College Operatic Irregulars present An Operatic Quartet. Four mini-operas, all in English, totaling about 90 minutes of fast-paced comedy.
The opener is “Little Harlequinade” by Antonio Salieri. This micro-opera, is only eight minutes long, it presents and solves a love triangle.
Next follows “Fortune's Favorites,” a whirlwind courtship, by American Seymour Barab, who based his work on a very short story by the author Saki.
“The Telephone” follows, a 1940s duet-opera by Italian-American Gian-Carlo Menotti. It tells of a proposal—or, rather, an attempted proposal.
The final work, and the only opera with a cast numbering more than three, is “Signor Deluso,” by American Thomas Pasatieri, based on a hilarious, confusing, fast-paced comedy by the French master Molière.
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