Kent State Opera presents “The Whimsical, Wacky World of Opera” Nov. 18 and 19

Kent State Opera presents their fall production, “The Whimsical, Wacky World of Opera,” on Sat., Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 19, at 3 p.m. in Wright-Curtis Theatre. Located in the Center for the Performing Arts, Wright-Curtis Theatre is at 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent Campus. Ample free parking is available.

From the outlandish to the comical, Kent State Opera’s all-student cast will present scenes from some of the most beloved works in the repertoire. Directed by Marla Berg, audience members will enjoy selections from Bernstein’s “Candide,” Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas,” Rossini’s “Italian Girl in Algiers,” Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Princess Ida” and more. Jay White, musical director and Kent State voice faculty member, will share conducting duties with Deborah Devore, also a member of the Kent State music faculty. Collaborative pianists Donna Oberlin and Judith Ryder will perform with the singers. For a listing of all scenes to be performed, please visit our website at

Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 330-672-2787 (ARTS) or at $15, adults; $13, seniors and Kent State University faculty; $10, groups of 10 or more; $8 non-Kent State students and Kent State student ineligible for the Fee for Free; FREE for full-time Kent Campus undergraduates and those under 18. Tickets will also be available at the door.


POSTED: Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 10:37am
UPDATED: Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 10:37am