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A Night of One-Act Operas at UMaine
April 15 @ 7:30 pm
An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until Saturday, April 16, 2022
The University of Maine School of Performing Arts Opera Workshop is excited to
present a night of both traditional and modern opera. At 7:30 p.m. on April 15 and 16, the group will perform two one-act operas: Mozart’s “The Impresario” and Dan Shore’s “An Embarrassing Position.”
The performances will be held at the University of Maine Class of 1944 Hall in Minsky Recital Hall. Admission is free.
The program is directed by UMaine music faculty member Isaac Bray and accompanied by collaborative pianist Deiran Manning.
“The Impresario” is a satirical, singspiel comic opera set to German libretto by Gottlieb Stephanie. Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the 1780s, the piece follows the behind-the-scenes drama of a struggling opera company, a two-timing businessman and a soprano rivalry for the ages.
“An Embarrassing Position,” a 2010 comic opera composed by Dan Shore, is a dazzling chamber opera set in turn-of-the-century New Orleans. The opera follows lead baritone Willis Parkham through a night complicated by politics, gossip and love.
The casts are made up of UMaine music majors as well as undergraduate and graduate students from other degree plans.
For more information, contact the School of Performing Arts office at 581-4703.