Building upon last year’s success, the Opera Guild is again collaborating with the Jewish Community Center and the Fred Fox School of Music vocal department to reprise this outdoor concert in one of Tucson’s magical places, the J’s lovely sculpture garden. The program will be held on Tuesday, October 30, beginning at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10, either in advance from the J, or at the door.
The first part of the program features excerpts from two fascinating operas: Daniel Catàn’s La hija de Rappaccini, based on a Nathaniel Hawthorne short story, Rappaccini’s Daughter; and Michael Ching’s Speed Dating Tonight! Neither work has been heard in Arizona to date, but UA Opera Theater will present La hija de Rappaccini on November 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. Many of the student singers at both the concert and the full performances will be Guild audience favorites.
In the second part of the program, FFSOM faculty and advanced students will perform popular arias chosen by the audience. We’ll explain soon. Light refreshments will be served after the program.