Two one-act comic operas to be presented at Washburn University
The one-act comedies “The Telephone” by Gian-Carlo Menotti and “Gianni Schicchi,” by Giacomo Puccini, will be presented by Washburn Opera Studio and Washburn String Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12 at White Concert Hall on the Washburn campus.
Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and students are free with valid identification.
Performers and their roles for “The Telephone” are
- Aaron Springer, of Berryton, who will portray Ben, and
- Clare Bryan, of St. Marys, in the role of Lucy
Performing in Gianni Schicchi are:
- Auburn: Brendan Boyle (Gianni Schicchi)
- Minneapolis: Quinton Church (Dr. Spinelloccio and Sir Amantio di Nicolao)
- St. Louis, Mo.: Jacob Stone (Simone)
- St. Marys: Rachel LaMothe (Gherardino)
- Silver Lake: Rachel Cross (Nella)
- Topeka: Tyler Bridges (Marco), Zachary Cope (Gherardo), Mary Feldt (La Ciesca), Kathryn Meehan (Lauretta), Christopher Puckett (Rinuccio), Brianne Stewart (Zita), Phillip Watson (Betto di Signa)
For both productions:
- Stage manager is Rachel Price, of Tecumseh.
- Choreographer is Jocelyn Price, of Topeka.
- Orchestra director is Chris Kelts and
- Continuio is by Pat Gibson and Karl Page.
For more information, call 785.670.1511.
Dena Anson, university relations, 785.670.1711