The School of Music to Present SCENA SHAKESPEAREAN: SCENES BY THE BARD, 10/4-5
The School of Music presents Scena Shakespearean: Scenes by the Bard, directed by A. Scott Parry, on Friday, October 4, and Saturday, October 5, at 7:30 pm in Roy Bowen Theatre, Drake Performance and Event Center, 1849 Cannon Dr.
In celebration of the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth, the program presents a diverse collection of Shakespeare inspired scenes from the wider operatic and theatrical repertoires with works dating from 1683 to 2004.
Parry chose the program of scenes after an extensive audition process. "Once I got to know the participants' voices and personalities, I selected scenes that I felt would highlight their abilities and show an interesting range of musical styles," he said. The program will feature all scenes performed in English with piano accompaniment.
Act I Finale from The Taming of the Shrew (1950), music by Vittorio Giannini
Act I Balcony Scene from West Side Story (1957), music by Leonard Bernstein
Act II Trio from Beatrice and Benedict (1862), by Hector Berlioz
Act II Fight Quartet from A Midsummer Night's Dream (1960), music by Benjamin Britten
The Cupids' Lesson from Venus and Adonis (1683), music by John Blow
Act I Duet from The Merry Wives of Windsor (1849), music by Otto Niccolai
From Three Shakespeare Songs (1951), "Full fathom five", music by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Act I Finale from The Tempest (2004), music by Thomas Ades
Act II Finale from Kiss Me, Kate (1949), music and lyrics by Cole Porter
Tickets are $10 general public, $5 senior citizens, Alumni Association members, non-Ohio State students and children. FREE to all Ohio State students, faculty and staff; 1 ticket per BuckID presented in person, subject to availability.
Visit music.osu.edu for more information. Advance tickets available by calling (614) 292-2295.