The Oklahoma Christian University (OC) Department of Music will present its 2014 Opera Scenes performance April 4-5.
The free concert begins at 7:30 p.m. each night in OC’s Adams Recital Hall.
The scenes feature a variety of composers and musical styles, including familiar music like the famous “Flower Duet” from Lakmé and popular songs from commercials and movies. Featured composers include Cimarosa, Menotti, Mozart and Rossini.
“The Opera Scenes program makes opera accessible for all types of people. Many people feel intimidated or uninterested in opera because they’ve never seen a good one, much less one they understood,” said director Rebekah Parker, a 2010 OC graduate. “All of the scenes are under 10 minutes long so the listener gets to hear just an excerpt of a fuller story. The show is short and sweet, but could open people up to a world of music they didn’t know they loved.”
The cast includes OC students Kirby Allen, Emily Dick, Hannah Duvall, Kandyce Everett, Jolie Gasper, Kendall Haliburton, Alyssa Jackson, Recce Kingcade, Ariel Leu, Micah Ndiba, Andrea Ochoa, Megan Reed, Tom Smith, Sean Steele, Lauren Wheeler, Brian Wilcox and Andrew Zapata. Parker’s assistant director is 2010 OC grad Carly Conklin.
For more information about OC’s award-winning Department of Music, go to www.oc.edu/music.
Oklahoma Christian, recognized as one of the best universities in the western United States by U.S. News and World Report and The Princeton Review, offers undergraduate programs in more than 60 fields of study, an undergraduate Honors Program, and graduate programs in accountancy, business administration, engineering, Christian ministry, divinity and theological studies.