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UW Symphony Presents Verdi Opera May 2

April 30, 2013 — The University of Wyoming Symphony will perform Verdi’s tragic opera “La Traviata” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2, in the Fine Arts concert hall.

Tickets cost $10 for the public, $7 for senior citizens and $6 for UW students. Tickets are available at the Wyoming Union and Fine Arts box offices. For tickets and information, call (307) 766-6666.

The production features guest artists, faculty from the departments of Music and Theatre and Dance, the UW Collegiate Chorale, and students filling some roles. “La Traviata” is among the top five most performed operas worldwide, and the UW performance celebrates the 200th anniversary of Verdi’s birth in 1813.

Guest performers are Annamarie Zmolek as Violetta; tenor Jason Baldwin, singing Alfredo; and baritone Bradley Thompson as Alfredo’s father.

Familiar voices from the UW vocal arts faculty are Maureen Boddicker as Flora; Nicole Lamartine as the maid Annina; Larry Hazlett as Gastone; and Larry Hensel as the doctor. Hensel also is stage director. Jennifer Deckert and Lawrence Jackson, members of the UW dance faculty, will perform solo in a party scene.

The production will be in English. It is funded by gifts from Mel Cox, the Symphony Association, the UW offices of the President and Academic Affairs, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Music.

Audience members are reminded that the parking lot on the east side of the Performing Arts Center is closed and should park in the lot north of the Performing Arts Center.

Tenor Jason Baldwin sings the part of Alfredo.

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