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Opera Workshop Class to Present an Evening of Gilbert and Sullivan
04/18/2001

The Frostburg State University Department of Music will present its Opera Workshop Class performing several scenes from "The Mikado," "The Gondoliers," "Iolanthe," "H.M.S. Pinafore" and "The Pirates of Penzance" by Gilbert and Sullivan. The performances will be Friday, April 27, and Saturday, April 28, at 8 p.m. in the PAC Drama Theatre. The performance is free and open to the public.

Composer Sir Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900) and his librettist, Sir William Gilbert (1836-1922) created many comic operas of a style that became an institution in England in the late 1800s. A student of Schubert, Sullivan was able to create a new style by using the spirit of the songs of his teacher, along with the popular ballads of the day. Gilbert helped him to produce shows that typify late Victorian Times.

The cast includes Lauren Aycock, Natalie Clark, Michelle Crouch, Patrice Curtis, Cristina Distelrath-Smith, Michael Fratz, Holly Hare, Derrick Jackson, Jen Johnston, James Jones, Brian Kosior and David Myers. The production is directed by Richard Kagey, with musical direction by Kathryn Sincell-Corwell. Kimberly Andrews is the accompanist.

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