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Events for Friday April 26, 2019

"Love Opera Style", Westminster Opera Theatre


Friday April 26, 2019
7:30 PM

Westminster Opera Theatre will present an evening of operas by modern composers on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Robert L. Annis Playhouse on the campus of Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, N.J. The operas will be sung in English with English supertitles. Susan Shiplett Ashbaker is musical director for the production, Michelle Rofrano is conductor and Ellen Jackson is stage director. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students and seniors and are available by phone at 609-921-2663 or online at

The evening celebrates the complexity of different types of relationships. The four short operas that will be performed are A Flourish of Green by Missy Mazzoli, Avow by Mark Adamo, Service Provider by Christopher Weiss and John de los Santos and Trouble in Tahiti by Leonard Bernstein. Inspired by Boccaccio's Decameron, A Flourish of Green follows lovers Lorenzo and Silvana. Lorenzo recounts the tale of his demise, monitoring Silvana from the beyond as she recalls the trauma of losing her true love. Avow sketches the emotions experienced on a wedding morning by an ambivalent bride, her avid mother, the haunted groom, the daft celebrant and the ghost of the groom's father. Service Provider is a modern-day farce complete with infidelity, bad cellphone etiquette and a witty waiter. Trouble in Tahiti follows a day in the life of a young suburban couple struggling through an unhappy marriage.


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