University of Delaware Opera Theatre OPERA:NOW will present two one-act contemporary chamber operas -- David Conte’s The Gift of the Magi and Michael Ching’s Speed Dating Tonight! -- at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 12, at Loudis Recital Hall in the Amy E. du Pont Music Building on the University's Newark campus.
The performance, accompanied by the UD Chamber Orchestra led by James
Allen Anderson, features two new “Delaware Dates” scenes written
especially for UDOT.
Soprano Cassidy Dixon and baritone Ben Dutton in rehearsal for David Conte's 'The Gift of the Magi.'
At 2:15 p.m., a Round Table Discussion with Speed Dating Tonight! composer Michael Ching will precede the performance.
Tickets -- at $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and UD staff and alumni
and $5 for students -- will be sold at the door only; cash or check
For a full calendar of all upcoming public events, visit the UD Department of Music website.
About UD Opera Theatre
UD Opera Theatre (UDOT), an opera company for today, training the artists of tomorrow, is
the resident, student opera company of UD’s Department of Music. Its
mission is to offer its student participants and devoted patrons a
unique opportunity to truly encounter and experience the power and magic
of music written for the stage.
UDOT presents two fully-staged productions with orchestra in the
original language each year, including frequent installments in its
contemporary chamber opera series, OPERA:NOW, and a traditional
mainstage work each spring. In addition, UDOT sponsors a two-semester
training program, the Opera Workshop, which presents a program of scenes
About the Department of Music
For more than 60 years, the University Of Delaware Department of Music has
been dedicated to the musical growth of its students and the cultural
enrichment of the community, offering a range of music majors and minors
and presenting a variety of public performances. The department leads
the state of Delaware’s thriving arts scene in total music performances,
producing and presenting more than 250 events each year.