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Thursday March 06

The University of Oklahoma University Theatre in conjunction with the OU School of Music will present G. F. Handel’s opera Alcina in a production that opens Thursday, March 6 at 8 p.m., with additional performances at 8 p.m. March 7-8 and 3 p.m. March 9, in the Reynolds Performing Arts Center on the OU campus in Norman. Jonathan Shames serves as conductor and artistic director, and William Ferrara is the stage director.

The opera tells the story of the sorceress Alcina and her love for Ruggiero, whom she has kidnapped and bewitched- along with many others- on an isolated island. Challenged by Ruggiero's true love Bradamante, the sorceress loses control of her subjects and the spells disintegrate, leaving her bereft but everyone else at last living in the bright light of reality. 

"Alcina is a portrayal of love in its many different aspects," says Jonathan Shames. "Alcina's magic is really a kind of intense psychological warfare, but gradually we see that its source is her own need for love. Handel's incredibly beautiful music enriches and deepens this drama immeasurably."


The cast is comprised of School of Music students, including singers Tayler Bolton, Mackenzie Cunningham, Marcy Gonzales, Elizabeth Hays, Christopher Jenkins, Jennifer Koljack, Ekaterina Kotcherguina, Nicole Robertson, Skye Singleton, Kevin Slavin, Jeffrey Strand, Megan Wagner, Rodney Westbrook, and Patricia Westley. The orchestra includes members of the Crouse String Quartet and OU Symphony musicians. The production staff includes: Kasey Allee-Foreman, University Theatre production manager, Elizabeth Avery and Lorne Richstone, vocal coaches, Kirk Fitzgerald, lighting designer, Katherine Hanish, stage manager, Scott Henkels, technical director, Alan Hiserodt, sound designer, Elizabeth Snider, costume designer, and Jon Young, scenic designer.


Tickets prices for Alcina opera are $20 for adults and $15 for senior adults, OU faculty, and staff and military, and $10 for students. To purchase tickets call or visit the OU Fine Arts Box Office at (405) 325-4101, located at 500 W. Boyd St., Catlett Music Center, Norman.  Visit THEATRE.OU.EDU.  The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution. For tickets and accommodations on the basis of disability, please call the OU Fine Arts Box Office at (405) 325-4101

Where: University of Oklahoma
Phone: 325-0311
Address: 660 Parrington Oval

University of Oklahoma

660 Parrington Oval
Norman, OK
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