Elon Opera Workshop performance Friday, April 20

The Elon Opera Workshop will perform at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 20 at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Burlington.

The ensemble will perform scenes from Johann Strauss’s sparkling operetta “Die Fledermaus” and a one-act opera called “Gallantry” by Douglas Moore.

Although the two works are separated by a century, both deal with the intrigues of philandering husbands.  “Die Fledermaus” lightheartedly pokes fun at the relationships of the waning 19th century Austrian nobility, while “Gallantry” is a 1950’s soap opera about a love triangle within a modern medical center.

The operas are tuneful, funny, and very entertaining.  Students from both departments of Music and Performing Arts are featured.  The production is directed by Professors Hallie Hogan and Lisbeth Brittain Carter.  Tickets for reserved seating are $5.00 or free with an Elon ID and may be purchased at the Paramount Theatre.  The box office number for tickets is 222-8497.