Lee Opera Theatre To Present The Telephone And The Child And The Spells

Friday, February 21, 2014

Lee University Opera Theatre will present The Telephone by Gian Carlo Menotti and The Child and the Spells by Maurice Ravel for three performances on Feb. 27, 28 and March 1 at 7:30 p.m. and March 2 at 3 p.m. in the Dixon Center. 

The Telephone is a comical opera that was first presented at the Heckscher Theater in New York City in 1947.  Lighthearted and entertaining, it has since been a popular piece for amateur and professional opera companies alike. 

The Child and the Spells is part ballet, part pantomime and part opera. The brief overture with its thin, chamber music style sets the general tone and atmosphere for almost everything to follow.

Lee University’s Opera Theatre is directed by James Frost, assistant professor of music at Lee since 2007. Prior to Lee, Mr. Frost was a resident in Germany for 20 years where he gained professional experience at various opera houses such as the Stadttheatre Hildesheim in Germany and the Tiroler Landestheater in Austria.     

Both operas will be performed in English. 

Tickets for the performance may be reserved or purchased at the Dixon Center Box Office by calling 614-8343. The box office is open Monday-Saturday and one hour before each performance. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for seniors, and $3 for students. Seating is limited. 

 For more information about the performances, contact Lee’s School of Music at 614-8240. 



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