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MSU Opera to present "The Hills are Alive"

Morehead State University Opera will present “The Hills Are Alive,” an evening of scenes from music, theater, operetta, and opera on Sunday, April 23, at 8 p.m. in Duncan Recital Hall of the Baird Music Hall.

The event is free and open to the public.

The theme for the evening is Austria, music from and about Austria. It will include scenes from “The Sound of Music,” “The Marriage of Figar,” “Don Giovanni,” “Die Tote Stadt,” “Die Fledermaus,” and “The Merry Widow.”

Dr. Roma Prindle, associate professor of music, is the director of MSU Opera. William Murphy, visiting lecturer in music, is the collaborative pianist for the production. Ryan Wardell, graduate student in vocal performance, is the assistant director. Consultant for opera production is Eric Brown, visiting lecturer in voice.

Students featured in the production include: Meredith Ailiff, Louisville freshman; Broderick Beighle, Williamstown junior; Janessa Broadhurst, Louisville freshman; Alex Castle, Ashland freshman; Noah Colley, Portsmouth, Ohio junior; Katie Gemberling, Columbus, Indiana sophomore; Eliza Eaches, Wheelersburg, Ohio junior; Matt Hammond, Louisa junior;

Tristan Hinkle, Barbourville sophomore; Summer Lighthall, Independence sophomore; Austin Muncy, Ashland freshman; Kaitlyn Osborn, Louisa junior; Bugs Reinhardt, Minford, Ohio junior; Tag Sadler, Portsmouth, Ohio junior; Benjamin Scott, Lexington freshman; Reagan Stamper, Hazard junior; Katie Tracy, Frankfort freshman; Ryan Wardell, Big Stone Gap, Virginia graduate student; Jasmine Wheeler, Morehead junior, and Sarah White, West Union, Ohio freshman.

Additional information is available by calling Prindle at 606-783-2481.
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