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The Old Maid & the Thief
Presented By: UMHB Opera
Music & Libretto: Gian-Carlo Menotti
Stage Director: Penny Hogan
Conductor: George Hogan
Ticket Price: $10 (FAE event)
April 13 at 7:30 pm | April 15 at 2:30 pm
Sue & Frank Mayborn Performing Arts Center - Baugh Performance Hall
About the Opera:
The Old Maid and the Thief was originally conceived as a Radio-Opera. Composed into fourteen scenes, and lasting only 60 minutes it made its World Premiere broadcast via NBC Radio on April 22, 1939. The UMHB Opera will incorporate the original radio broadcast element into their fully staged production.
Programs of Study
The UMHB OPERA is designed to train, develop and prepare for a professional career in opera. The UMHB OPERA produces one fully staged opera per academic year. This annual production includes a professional orchestra, costumes, lighting, sets and props.
Some of their productions include Die Fledermaus, The Magic Flute, The Impresario, Gianni Schicchi, The Merry Widow, Cosi Fan Tutte, The Old Maid and the Thief, The Telephone, and The Marriage of Figaro.
The UMHB Musical Theatre is very rigorous. The annual production is mounted in the fall and requires a great deal of preparatory work for the student performer. This annual production includes a professional orchestra, costumes, lighting, sets and props. It is designed to give an opportunity to perform Musical Theatre to anyone on campus. If you would like to be considered for casting in a show you must first audition. The UMHB Musical Theatre produces one fully staged production per academic year.
Some of their productions include You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, The Fantasticks, Man of La Mancha, It's a Grand Night for Singing, Little Women, Little Mary Sunshine, and New York & Neapolotan Nights.
OPERA CRU was founded in 2005 by the Director, George Hogan. It is an intense training program for the young opera singer and similar to an opera studio or a young artists program. OPERA CRU is an elite vocal ensemble which specializes in educational outreach through their annual children's opera. Over the last six years, OPERA CRU has performed for over 40,000 elementary students.
Some of their children's operas include Little Red Riding Hood, Three Little Pigs, Little Red's Most Unusual Day, Billy Goat's Gruff, Jack & the Beanstalk, Pinocchio, and The Farmer in the Dell.
Scholarships are available to new, returning, and transfer students. All applicants are considered without regard to race, sex, national origin, religion, age or handicap.
Prospective music students wishing scholarships should:
- Submit and complete their application to the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.
- Submit the online Audition Request Form.
- Audition for acceptance to the UMHB Music Department. All auditioning students will be considered for music scholarship.
Jonathan Gary • Department Chair
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Page last updated June 21, 2018