For Spring Quarter 2015:
Opera UCLA presents a triple bill of one act operas this Spring:
MFA Directing student Brendan Hartnett will direct Kurt Weill’s nostalgic folk opera Down in the Valley, to a libretto by Arnold Sundgaard. DMA Conducting student Geoffrey Pope will conduct the authorized two-piano four-hand arrangement by Paul Aron. Director of Opera Studies Peter Kazaras will direct John Musto’s riotous fable Bastianello and William Bolcom’s saucy Lucrezia, based on Machiavelli’s The Mandrake. The witty libretto for both of these is by Mark Campbell. These pieces are originally composed to be played by two-piano four-hands, and the pianists for all of the operas will be Doug Sumi and Cathy Miller.
Scenic, Costume and Lighting Design for Down in the Valley is by MFA Design students Liz Sherrier, Chanèle Casaubon and Ginevra Lombardo, respectively. Scenic, Costume and Lighting Design for Bastianello and Lucrezia is by MFA Design student Sydnie Ponic, Raquel Barreto and Professor Neil Jampolis.
Performances are on Thursday June 4 at 8pm, Friday June 5 at 8pm, Saturday June 6 at 2pm and Saturday June 6 at 8pm. The venue is The Little Theater at Macgowan Hall, near Parking Structure 3, which can be accessed easily from the Hilgard/Sunset entrance to campus.
This production is made possible through a generous grant from the Max H. Gluck Foundation.
UCLA CTO ticket prices will be:
Faculty/Staff & Seniors over 62: $11
UCLA Alumni w/ ID: $11
Students w/ ID and Groups: $11
In addition, 20 tickets will be given away free of charge 1 hour before each performance to students with ID and seniors over 62, thanks to a generous and deeply appreciated grant from the Max H. Gluck Foundation.
UCLA CTO (Central Ticket Office):