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FSU’s Opera Theatre Presents “This is the Rill Speaking” and “The Telephone”

Frostburg State University’s Opera Theatre will present “This is the Rill Speaking” by Lee Hoiby and “The Telephone” by Gian-Carlo Menotti on Thursday and Friday, April 7 and 8, at 8 p.m. in the in the Performing Arts Center Pealer Recital Hall.

“This is the Rill Speaking” is a chamber opera from the play by Lanford Wilson. It is based on small-town rural life in the 1950s. The “Rill” is a small stream or brook, and the play visits and revisits different moments in different lives as it flows and babbles along. “The Telephone” is a comic opera about a young man whose attempts at proposing to his beloved are constantly interrupted. It features soprano Kelly Ann Law and baritone Ryan Bowie.

Opera Theatre director for the production is Karen Soderberg-Sarnaker, stage director is Richard Kagey and Betty Jane Phillips is the accompanist.

The performances are free and open to the public. For more information, call the Department of Music at 301-687-4109.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office at 301-687-4102, TDD 301-687-7955.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589