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Marshall Opera Theatre to give concert April 7

Apr. 05, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- The Marshall University Opera Theatre will present an afternoon concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 7, in Smith Recital Hall.

Linda Dobbs, professor of music and director of the opera theater, said that the free program will include pieces from "La Traviata," "Don Pasquale," "The Barber of Seville," "Die Fledermaus" and "The Pearl Fishers." The ensemble also will perform scenes from "The Medium" (Gian Carlo Menotti), "The Ballad of Baby Doe" (Douglas Moore), "Candide" (Leonard Bernstein), and arias from Peter Grimes in honor of British composer Benjamin Britten's 100th birthday.

Performers on the concert will include Brazilian exchange student Alexandre Vas; adjunct faculty member and alumna, soprano Marlayna Maynard; and accompanist William Murphy.

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