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UD Opera Theatre to present ‘The Gift of the Magi' and 'Speed Dating Tonight’
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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 accepted.

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 each spring.

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.

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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!

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!

11/3/2017
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  • Department of Music
  • Amy E. du Pont Music Building
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-2578
  • ud-music@udel.edu