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UT Opera Ensemble to present Menotti’s ‘The Old Maid and the Thief’ Feb. 21-23

OldMaidThiefPosterThe University of Toledo Opera Ensemble will perform Gian Carlo Menotti’s comedic opera “The Old Maid and the Thief” Friday through Sunday, Feb. 21-23, in the Center for Performing Arts Recital Hall.

Originally created as a radio opera, “The Old Maid and the Thief” will be staged as an old-fashioned 1930s radio show, complete with sound effects and commercial breaks.

The performance will open in the context of the fictionalized “NBC Radio Hour” sponsored by Buick. A narrator accompanied by the Buick Belles will set the stage for the opera.

“The Old Maid and the Thief” finds two women — one old, one young — vying for the attentions of a man suspected of being an escaped convict. Both women go to absurd lengths to win his heart, while keeping gossiping neighbors at bay.

Friday and Saturday performances will be at 7:30 p.m.; the Sunday show will be at 3 p.m.
Tickets — $10, $8 for students and seniors, and $5 for students taking UT music classes with ID — are available through the Center for Performing Arts Box Office at 419.530.2375 or utoledo.edu/boxoffice, and will be available at the door.

Visit the UT Opera Ensemble here.

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