Goshen College music, theater students collaborate to present comedic opera

GC music and theatre departments collaborate to present Mozart's comedic opera "The Marriage of Figaro."

Posted on March 26, 2014 at 7:46 a.m.

GOSHEN — Mozart's comic opera "The Marriage of Figaro" comes to life with a modern twist at Goshen College this weekend.

The production — a collaboration between the college's music and theater departments — includes a cast of 11 students, a chorus of 16 students and an orchestra of 26 students, along with a GC production team.

The opera recounts a single "day of madness" in the palace of Count Almaviva, who persistently tries to win the favors of Susanna, the bride-to-be of the head of his servant staff, Figaro.

"The Marriage of Figaro" will be at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and April 4 and at 3 p.m. Sunday and April 6 in the Goshen College Umble Center.

The cost is $12 or $7 for students, seniors and Goshen College employees. Tickets may be purchased at www.goshen.edu/tickets, through the Welcome Center at 535-7566 or at the Umble Center box office one hour before the show.

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