Tufts University Opera Ensemble
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About the Event
Join us for a sneak preview as the Tufts University Opera Ensemble performs operatic scenes from two new, still evolving chamber operas: The Nightingale and the Rose and The Happy Prince, composed by its Music Director, Thomas Stumpf and staged by Director Carol Mastrodomenico. The librettos are adapted from two of Oscar Wilde's exquisite fairy tales, which include sacrifices reflecting a genuine love for humanity. Staging involves the challenge of creating two very different worlds: a beautiful meadow complete with trees and animals (all of whom sing!); and a town square dominated by the golden statue of the Happy Prince, who comes alive at night when a Swallow visits him. The Tufts Opera consists of undergraduate and graduate students, both music and non-music majors. By graduation, they have gained confidence in acting and singing opera. A wonderful annual event not to be missed. Sponsored by a grant from the John and Mary Murphy Educational Foundation.