OBU Opera Theater Presents Opera PM

An evening of comedic and tragic opera scenes will take place at Oklahoma Baptist University, Saturday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m., as OBU&rsquo;s Opera Theater presents <i>Opera PM</i>, in Raley Chapel&rsquo;s Yarborough Auditorium.

&ldquo;The evening promises to have something for everyone  comedy and tragedy, magic and realism, love and death, good and evil,&rdquo; said <b>Rhetta Hudson</b>, OBU associate professor of music.

Hudson joins <b>Dr. Keith Whitmore</b>, OBU instructor of music and staff accompanist, in directing <i>Opera PM</i> which features scenes from four different operas &ldquo;The Medium&rdquo; by Gian-Carol Menotti, &ldquo;The Marriage of Figaro&rdquo; and &ldquo;The Magic Flute&rdquo; by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and &ldquo;Sister Angelica&rdquo; by Giacomo Puccini.

Members of the Opera Theater class are involved in all aspects of the production including costumes, sets, publicity, music and drama.

&ldquo;The Opera Theater class has worked as an artistic team to create operatic stage magic with minimal sets and costumes,&rdquo; said Hudson. &ldquo;The performance itself is the finale experience of the semester&rsquo;s work by the class.&rdquo;

Students involved include <b>Brian Bailey</b>, a senior from Broken Arrow, Okla.; <b>Andrew Butler</b>, a junior from Bowling Green, Ky.; <b>Keri Burman</b>, a senior from Edmond, Okla.; <b>Emily Byford</b>, a senior from Broken Arrow, Okla.; <b>Luke Byford</b>, a senior from Tulsa, Okla.; <b>Phil Hudson</b>, from Shawnee, Okla.; <b>DeSay Judd</b>, a sophomore from Glenn Allen, Calif.; <b>Daniella Mendez</b>, a junior from Hobbs, N.M.; <b>Erin Presley</b>, from Shawnee, Okla.; <b>Jeremy Simmons</b>, a senior from Grapevine, Texas; <b>Jenna Smith</b>, a sophomore from Carollton, Texas; <b>Susan Smoots</b>, a sophomore from Renton, Wash.; and <b>Danielle Tipton</b>, a sophomore from Norman, Okla.

Tickets are $3.00 per person and may be purchased at the door or by calling the OBU Fine Arts Office, 405-878-2305.