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Opera has a long tradition at Fort Hays State University. Under the direction of Dr. Joseph Perniciaro, The FHSU Opera Theatre presents one full main stage opera production each year. These productions are fully staged, costumed, accompanied by orchestra, and on special occasions involve collaborations with members of the Hays community. Past productions have included Trouble in Tahiti, The Little Match Girl (by 2008-09 FHSU Composer-in-Residence Richard Faith), A Hand of Bridge, The Medium, Dido and Aeneas, L'enfant et les Sortileges, The Pirates of Penzance , and The Magic Flute.Performance opportunities are not limited to our main stage productions. The FHSU Opera Workshop trains students in all aspects of operatic performance techniques, including acting and movement. On varying years the Opera Workshop presents scenes from operas, in public performances, which provide additional performance opportunities and role experience. FHSU students develop the skills to be successful stage performers, and to take those skills into their careers whether they are in performance or education. FHSU Opera is not only a performance resource for the University, but also the city of Hays and western Kansas. The opera seeks to foster interest in opera by cultivating new audiences, and engaging our current audiences with quality performances.For more information contact Dr. Joseph Perniciaro, Director of Opera at 785-628-5329 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos from Dido and Aeneas - Jan. 2006 and The Medium - Feb. 2006
More photos from Dido and Aeneas and The Medium
The Department of Music and Theatre produces a musical every fall. This year's production will be Frank Loesser's Guys & Dolls. View the 2011-12 Calendar for performance dates.
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