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March 15, 2011

COPY BY:    Rana McDonald, 806-651-2129, rmcdonald@wtamu.edu

Opera Workshop to Present Bohemios and Trial by Jury

CANYON, Texas—The West Texas A&M University Opera Workshop and Symphony Orchestra will present a double bill program featuring Bohemios and Trial by Jury at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 26 and at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 27 in the Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex, Branding Iron Theatre on campus.

The production is under the direction of Dr. Cloyce Kuhnert, artistic director and associate professor of voice, and Dr. Mark Bartley, conductor and assistant professor of music.

Bohemios by Amadeo Vives tells the story of a young singer in love with an amateur opera composer and how they fall in love. Cast members are listed by hometown, classification and opera role. Dr. Christopher Meerdink, WTAMU instructor of music, is playing the role of Marcelo.

Jessica Burton, sophomore music performance major—Juana
Job Najera, sophomore music performance major—Victor
El Paso
Blanca Trujillo, sophomore music performance major—Pelagia
Fort Worth
Katy Zorn, sophomore music major—Cossette
Victor Parra, sophomore music major—Girard
Robert Cardwell, graduate student in music—Roberto
Madison, Ala.
Lizabeth McCabe, senior music performance major—Cecilia

Chorus members: Alexis Cortez, Benjamin Blystone, Courtnee Rowley, Desmond Juarez, Jeremy Duck, Jorge Dominguez, Kayla Farris, Mikah Thornton, Nathaniel Herman, Nicole Pena, Rolando Ramirez, Sarah Serna, Tim Lowry.

Trial by Jury by Gilbert and Sullivan is about a man who is taken to court by his fiancée after dumping her for another woman. Cast members are listed by hometown, classification and opera role.
Jeremy Duck, senior music performance major—Counsel
El Paso        
Benjamin Blystone, graduate student in music performance—Usher
Madison, Ala.
Lizabeth McCabe, senior music performance major—Plaintiff
Tim Lowry, junior music performance major—Foreman
Erwin Kuehne, graduate student in music—Defendant
Nathaniel Herman, graduate student in music performance—Judge

Chorus members: Najera, Parra, Blaze Diamond, Jorge Dominguez, Leah Maxson, Alexis Cortez, Courtnee Rowley, Desmond Juarez, Kayla Farris, Mikah Thornton, Nicole Pena, Sarah Serna, Jessica Burton, Shayla Fezette, Trujillo, Colin Stradley and Cardwell.

Tickets for the program are priced at $7.50 for adults and $4 for students. Admission is free for those with a Buffalo Gold Card. For more information, call 806-651-2856.



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Shayla Fezette
on 3.24.2011

The opera does count for recital credit if you attend.