Love & Lies

A performance by Willamette Dramatic Vocal Arts.

February 2 & 3 at 7pm

February 4 at 3pm

Smith Auditorium, Willamette University

Willamette University Dramatic Vocal Arts is thrilled to present its 2018 Opera Scenes production. Our talented students will be performing in scenes from some of the world’s best-loved operas including Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, Douglas Moore’s The Ballad of Baby Doe, Samuel Barber’s A Hand of Bridge, and Menotti’s The Telephone.

Our evening will feature four highly varied depictions of love and relationships - some simple and beautiful - and others that are complicated and just plain messy. You’ll hear the famous Cosa sento trio from Marriage of Figaro, and watch as poor Cherubino gets discovered once again in a place where he shouldn't be. You’ll hear the story of the budding love between Elizabeth “Baby” Doe and mining mogul Horace Tabor, based on a fascinating true story set in the mountains of Colorado. You’ll also see two couples settling into a weekly game of bridge while also secretly revealing their innermost thoughts and fantasies. Menotti’s The Telephone will round out the evening’s production, and tells the story of a young man in the early 20th century who’s eager to propose to his girlfriend. Unfortunately, he can’t pull her away from her brand-new telephone long enough to pop the question!

General Admission Tickets: $10 Adults; $5 Students and Seniors.