Opera Theatre presents comic opera double-bill

By Kristina Kenney
University News Service
September 19, 2011

The Texas State University-San Marcos Opera Theatre in conjunction with the Mid-Texas Symphony presents comic opera double-bill performances of Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Old Maid and the Thief and Jacques Ibert’s Angélique.

The ensemble series will take place in Evans Auditorium Sept. 29-30 at 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. matinees Oct. 1-2.

The Old Maid and the Thief tells the tale of Miss Todd, a woman of high-standing in her small town, and her housemaid, Laetitia. Bob, a wanderer, comes to Miss Todd's door one afternoon and the ladies go to great lengths to keep their visitor happy – but to what end?

In Angélique, after incessant tormenting from his wife, Boniface consults with his neighbour Charlot and decides to sell his wife to whomever will take her. Where will she end up?

Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students. Contact the Texas State University-San Marcos School of Music office at (512) 245-2651 for additional info.

About Texas State Opera Theatre

Started in 2008 by Director Samuel Mungo, this graduate level ensemble combines acting and singing begun at the undergraduate level and refines it to include an intensive experience within the opera genre. The opera-training program combines numerous performance opportunities with hands-on work in performance technique, both in the classroom and one on one.