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Performing Arts Series: ‘Opera ‘Round K-Town’

Time: 3:00pm CDT May 16

Location: A. F. Siebert Chapel

The final performance in the Performing Arts Series, titled “Opera ‘Round K-Town” will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 16, in the A. F. Siebert Chapel. Tickets are required and must be obtained in advance. External patrons are welcome to join us from home through our livestream.

This performance will feature three guest artists from the Kenosha Opera Festival: Keely Futterer, Stephen Hobe, and Carthage alumnus Nick Huff ’15. The performance will also feature three opera students from Carthage: Sarah Jenkins ’21, London Roysden ’22, and Morgan Taylor ’21. Professor Gregory Berg will serve as the concert’s music director, while voice instructor Allison Hull, adjunct faculty of music, will serve as stage director. This concert was made possible by the Racine Community Foundation.

The concert will center around an extended sequence from Act 1 of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.” In addition, the performers will showcase the musical diversity in opera through a variety of arias and pieces for small ensembles. This performance serves as the culmination of an outreach program to local elementary schools titled “Emoji Goes to the Opera,” in which musicians explore the different ways opera can convey emotion.

The Kenosha Opera Festival is a new opera company dedicated to bringing performances to the Kenosha community. The Kenosha Opera Festival will perform Prof. Gregory Berg’s “Birds of a Feather” and Gaetano Donizetti’s “La fille du régiment” in their first live season this summer. “La fille du régiment” will feature award-winning music director Greg Eldridge and conductor Ksenia Lelëtkina. In addition to their stage productions, they will also present a summer recital series with performances from world-class artists and students in their fellowship program. The Kenosha Opera Festival also provides a variety of online content that educates and entertains music aficionados and newcomers alike through their YouTube and social media channels.

Events are subject to change. For more information, please contact the Fine Arts Box Office at 262-551-6661 from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Stay connected by following us on Facebook and Instagram, signing up for our monthly E-Newsletter, or visiting us online at www.carthage.edu/fine-arts.

Ticket procedures for Fine Arts events

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Carthage Fine Arts has changed how patrons obtain tickets. All May Term events remain free, but tickets are now required in advance.

  • For May Term 2021, it is encouraged to obtain your tickets online 24/7 at the link: www.carthage.edu/tickets. Online ticket fees have been waived for May Term 2021.
  • Tickets are also available at the Fine Arts Box Office from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, in the Straz Center.
  • At events, there will be no walk-up ticket option, will call, or cash sales. Please use the online link to get tickets.
  • Masks are required to enter the building. If you arrive without a mask, you can purchase one for $5 via credit card before you enter the building.
  • Seating will be reserved to ensure social distancing. Seating is limited. You will receive your seating assignment prior to your arrival. Patrons with special needs should notify the Box Office when getting tickets so the proper arrangements can be made.
  • There is no intermission or late seating for this event. Please give yourself plenty of time to get to your seat, and we will ask everyone to go to their seats immediately when they arrive.
  • For more information on event protocols, please visit our website www.carthage.edu/fine-arts.
  • "Opera 'Round K-Town" premieres May 16.

Location: A. F. Siebert Chapel