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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