Opera at Simpson: The Beggar's Opera by John Gay

Opera at Simpson features Benjamin Britten's version of John Gay's The Beggar's Opera. Featuring a large cast of characters and chorus, this performance is a fabulous showcase for dozens of our students. An 18th-century tale of the criminal London underclass, and the only "ballad opera" of its time that has survived and been adapted numerous times into the present day, Britten's setting was premiered in 1948, using the original airs, but setting them in ways that were entirely and uniquely his own, creating an essential, new, and original work.

Musical preparation and direction will be by Bernard McDonald; the stage director will be Matthew Lau; set designer Danielle Laubach; lighting design and technical direction by Kenneth Dusheck.

Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Amy Robertson Music Center, Lekberg Hall
501-599 N Buxton St, Indianola, IA 50125, USA

Departments

Music

Website

http://simpson.edu/music/opera/

Cost

Free to Simpson faculty, staff and students with a student ID; $15 for all others. Please call 515-961-1637 to reserve tickets after October 22, 2012

Group

Simpson Forum

Hashtag

#simpson_college_fall_opera

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