Opera Goes to Church

Sunday, November 16, 3 p.m.
In the First Baptist Church Decatur Sanctuary
Free of charge

Georgia State University Opera Theater presents "Opera Goes to Church", a diverse selection of operatic repertoire focused on sacred, religious, and, perhaps, even profane subjects. The program includes scenes from operas NABUCCO, MADAMA BUTTERFLY, SUOR ANGELICA, GIANNI SCHICCHI, Les PECHEURS de PERLES, LAKME, FAUST, HANSEL und GRETEL, DIALOGUES des CARMELITES, AMAHL and the NIGHT VISITORS, ALBERT HERRING, and The CRUCIBLE by Verdi, Puccini, Bizet, Delibes, Gounod, Humperdinck, Poulenc, Menotti, Britten, and Ward.

The "Opera Goes to Church" cast includes GSU's best singers from all parts of the United States and as far away as Brazil and Korea. Their experiences range from prodigiously talented freshmen to accomplished, career-ambitious, young professionals. Fresh from the success of their fall production of IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, GSU Opera Theater has just been chosen by the National Opera Association as a Finalist in both Division I (undergraduate) and Division II (graduate) in their national Collegiate Opera Scene Competition at their national convention in Greensboro, North Carolina, January, 2015.

Directed by Valerie Adams Distinguished Professorship in Opera Studies, Carroll Freeman, and GSU voice faculty favorites, Kathryn Hartgrove and Kay Paschal, the program is directed musically by Steven Morris.