November 8, 2002
Anyone? Connecticut Opera Express to Perform at MHC
November 9, The Three Little Pigs will be performed to the
music of Mozart.
(88.5 FM), public radio for western New England and a National
Public Radio (NPR) affiliate, will present "Saturday at the
Opera" with Connecticut Opera Express on Saturday, November
9, in Mary Woolley Hall's Chapin Auditorium. The Hartford-based
company, the touring company of Connecticut Opera, will offer
two performances. At 11 am, Connecticut Opera Express will perform
The Three Little Pigs, a musical dramatization of the popular
children's classic, featuring music by Mozart from The
Magic Flute, Cosi fan Tutte, and Don Giovanni. The
Three Little Pigs is recommended for elementary school audiences.
At 2 pm, the company will present OperaTunities, a musical introduction
to opera's greatest hits with popular arias, duets, and ensembles,
and some audience participation. OperaTunities will be enjoyed
by audiences of all ages. Mount Holyoke is sponsoring both performances;
proceeds will benefit the programs and services of WFCR.
first began performances in Hartford in 1942. The company and
its resident artists have been presenting education and outreach
programs in schools, theatres, performance spaces, and other venues
for more than twenty-five years. For information on Connecticut
Opera's current season and on Connecticut Opera Express,
Separate tickets are
required for The Three Little Pigs (general admission:
$8 in advance; $10 at the door) and OperaTunities (Producer's
Circle tickets are $20 and include premium seating and a postperformance
reception; orchestra seats are $10; balcony seats are $8). Tickets
are available from the UMass Fine Arts Center box office at 545-2511
or 800-999-UMASS. WFCR's special events series continues
with a performance by the Capitol Steps on Thursday, December
12, at 8 pm, in Chapin Auditorium.