Under the direction of Robert Thieme , head of the WVU Opera Theatre,Liebesschmerz,orThe Trouble with Love,features fully staged scenes from famous operas that involve romantic intrigue and also lots of fun.
Performances on Thursday and Friday begin at 7:30 p.m. and the Saturday performance, a matinee, begins at 3:15 p.m. All performances will be in the Antoinette Falbo Theatre .
Scenes are fromKittiwake Island(1954) by Alec Wilder;Summer and Smoke(1976) by Lee Hoiby;The Marriage of Figaro(1786) by Wolfgang Mozart;The Old Maid and the Thief(1939) by Gian Carlo Menotti;Arabella(1933) by Richard Strauss; andTartuffe(1980) by Kirke Mechem.
WVU voice students who will perform the major roles include Justin Barclay, Jessica Cole, Karey Todd, Kelsey Pierce, Rebekah Prichard, Jennifer Vanella, Maria Mahe, Marissa Bloom, Jeanna Nestor, Min Sue Kim, Carol Womack, Michael Talerico, Sarah Grisso, Jarrell Strickland, Daniel Ferguson, Amanda Miller, Georgina Gatto, MaryJoanna Grisso and Dorothy Smith.
Accompanists will be students Khe Sin Khoo and Sun Jung Lee.
For tickets or more information, contact the Mountainlair or Creative Arts Center box offices at 304-293-SHOW.