April 10, 2012 12:00AM
Pittsburg State University students will present scenes from some of the world’s most beloved operas and operettas in two performances on Friday, April 13, and Sunday, April 15. The performances, which are free, are at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Both will be held in McCray Recital Hall on the PSU campus.
Scenes will be presented from “Il barbiere di Siviglia,” “L’elisir d’amore,” “Le nozze di Figaro,” “The Gondoliers” and “Die Fledermaus.” Student performers are from the PSU Opera Workshop class.
The Opera Workshop is under the direction of Patrick Howle, a member of the PSU Music Department faculty. Howle has a bachelor’s degree in music in vocal performance from East Carolina University and a master’s degree in vocal performance and literature from the Eastman School of Music. He has performed in more than 25 productions with the Ohio Light Opera.