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Friday, Jan. 24, 2014

Milwaukee Opera Theatre presents Eurydice Festival with Carroll University

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7pm Fri., 3pm Sat. | Tickets are $30 premium reserved, $25 general admission and $20 students/seniors. Order online at www.brownpapertickets.com or call 800.838.3006.

 

A collaborative, original production three years in the making will debut at Carroll University Jan. 24-25, 2014.

 

The Eurydice Festival will transform the Otteson Theatre and the Humphrey Memorial Chapel and Art Center into an enchanted garden, where each path leads to a different experience and unknown treasures hide in unexpected corners. The buildings are connected and located at 238 N. East Ave., Waukesha.

 

Performances will be at 7 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday. A pre-show discussion with casts and composers will be before the Jan. 25 performance. Cupcakes and other refreshments will be offered after both events.


Three years ago, Milwaukee Opera Theatre (MOT) and the Visual and Performing Arts Department at Carroll University joined forces for an experimental project. Each year, commissions were awarded to area composers, with the stipulation that they use the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice as their inspiration. Joel Boyd wrote a 25-minute chamber opera for three performers. Nathan Wesselowski wrote two songs for two sopranos, set to text by poet H.D. Joanna Kerner wrote a duet for soprano and tenor to be accompanied by electric guitar.


Tickets are $30 premium reserved, $25 general admission and $20 students/seniors. Order online at www.brownpapertickets.com or call 800.838.3006.

 

For more information, contact Ponasik at 917.684.0512 or jillanna@milwaukeeoperatheatre.org, or visit www.milwaukeeoperatheatre.org.

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