Lawrence Opera Theatre Presents 2017 Season 'Faces of Love'
Lawrence Opera Theatre (LOT) explores Faces of Love in its 8th summer season. From mother-love to puppy love, from unrequited love to love of country, love's many facets are celebrated. The age-old clash of good vs. evil and love conquering all is revisited in Mozart's The Magic Flute, presented in a groundbreaking, contemporary staging. The season's theme is featured in operatic, art song, and musical theatre repertoire throughout our programs.
LOT returns to the elegant Castle Tea Room, offering an intimate parlor concert to celebrate Franz Schubert's 220th birthday. A Schubert Serenade (Friday, August 11th) is a celebration of some of his most loved works. A wine & dessert reception at intermission is part of this special evening. Seating is limited, advance reservations recommended.
A free master class follows at the Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation, 917 Highland (Saturday, August 12th). Every year LOT gives a group of singers the opportunity to work individually with a professional in the opera field, and this year's The Magic Flute director coaches several of LOT's emerging young artists.
An evening of Opera Scenes and Arias as well as a Musical Theatre Cabaret are offered August 17th and 19th, respectively, showing off the ensemble's versatility. The season highlight the fully-staged opera, produced at Theatre Lawrence's state-of-the-art facility. The Magic Flute is set at Burning Man in the Nevada desert. The age-old conflict between good and evil is given a surprising twist in Grant Preisser's interpretation, which will be sung in German with updatEd English dialogue.
LOT offers a discount for Seniors / Students, and new in 2017, is pleased to offer a subscription package, with a 10% discount on ticket prices (taxes and fees additional).
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