UT Opera Ensemble to present three one-act operas downtown

October 21, 2014 | Events, UToday, — Communication and the Arts
By Staff

The University of Toledo Opera Ensemble will perform three one-act operas in its production of “American Triptych: A Salute to American Opera” Thursday and Friday, Oct. 23 and 24, and Sunday, Oct. 26.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 4 p.m. Sunday in downtown Toledo at the Blarney Event Center, 601 Monroe St., a location that lends itself well to the character of the operas on the program.

The three operas to be performed are “The Face on the Barroom Floor” by Henry Mollicone, “A Hand of Bridge” by Samuel Barber and “A Game of Chance” by Seymour Barab.

In “The Face on the Barroom Floor,” the legend of the woman whose image was painted on the floor of a Colorado saloon is reprised in the life of a modern woman. When two couples get together for “A Hand of Bridge,” their innermost thoughts and feelings are revealed. Barab’s “A Game of Chance” finds fate granting the heart’s desire of three young women who are reminded: Be careful what you wish for.

Advance tickets are $12.50 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors 60 and older. When a table of eight is purchased, all seats are $10 each; use the promo code “table” when ordering. Visit utoledo.edu/boxoffice.

All seats will be $15 at the door.

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