Thursday, November 1, 2012

Union Avenue Opera Presents "Opera Gala 2012" on Saturday

Union Avenue Opera invites you to Opera Gala 2012, an evening of unforgettable arias performed by alumni artists and accompanied by the Union Avenue Opera orchestra this Saturday, November 3rd at 8:00pm. Members of the American Federation of Musicians along with several UAO singing artists have once again graciously donated their services to the company for the performance.

Concertgoers will hear arias and duets from a variety of operas including Handel's Giulio Cesare, Mozart's Cosi fan tutte, Verdi's La Traviata, Gilbert & Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance, Bellini's Norma, Gounod's Faust, Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore and many more...

Maestro Scott Schoonover has assembled a lineup of singers from seasons past and present:

Joy Boland
(Freia, Das Rheingold ’12)

Jon Garrett
(Howard Boucher, Dead Man Walking ’11)

Debra Hillabrand
(Mrs. Patrick de Rocher, Dead Man Walking ’11)

Ann Hoyt Wazelle
(Susanna, Le Nozze di Figaro ’06)

Marlissa Hudson
(Bess, Porgy and Bess ’07)

Courtney Mills
(Amelia, Un ballo in maschera ’12)

Andy Papas
(Major General, The Pirates of Penzance ’10)

Marc Schapman
(Loge, Das Rheingold ’12)

Clark Sturdevant
(Froh, Das Rheingold ’12)

A reception follows at Tavern of Fine Arts. Tickets sold separately for $50 each ($25 tax-deductible).

Tickets for the Gala [Patron: $250* | Reserved Center/Balcony: $50 | General Admission: $35] can be purchased by clicking here or calling the Union Avenue Opera Box Office at 314-361-2881.

*Includes $175 tax-deductible donation and ticket to Gala Reception

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