URI's Opera Theatre
Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Fine Arts Center, Recital Hall 105 Upper College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881, USA
URI's Opera Theatre will perform two comic one-act operas, Mozart's The Impresario and Pasatieri's Signor Deluso, as well as an excerpt from Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking, which is based on the Sean Penn movie. The Mozart one-act will feature sopranos Leah Kenney and Olivia Mathis as the two opera divas who arrive for an audition at the same time. Also in the cast are tenor James Malerich and bass-baritone Andrew Gribbin. The Pasatieri work, based on Moliere's Sganarelle, has a village full of characters who misconstrue everything that happens. Sopranos Rebecca Cunha, Celia Tafuri, and Jaclyn Brush, tenor Ryan Casperson, baritone Devon Morin and bass-baritone Andrew Gribbin will perform. In the Dead Man Walking excerpt, Christopher Davey sings the title role of John DeRocher, a murderer on death row, and Celia Tafuri plays the religious advisor to whom he confesses. The operas will be accompanied by pianist Laura Hibbard and staged by Rene de la Garza.
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