East Carolina University’s Opera Theater has stayed very busy this semester and has had many productions open to ECU students and the general public. The most recent opera performance was Idomeneo.
Idomeneo is a Dramma per musica in three acts. The music is by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and the opera was based on the play Idomenee by Antoine Danchet. Idomeneo took place in A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall on March 3rd and 4th, and was directed by John Kramar and conducted by Andrew Crane.
ECU’s Opera Theatre also performed scenes from Tales of Love and Loss from the British Isles, Riders to the Sea (An opera in one act), and Insectaphobia in 2013. In 2012 they performed Lizzie Borden, and Così fan tutte. The picture above is a photo taken during the Così fan tutte performance.
Events such as these are great ways for students to get involved and learn more about the arts at East Carolina University. Before I came to ECU I had never been to an opera because I was never given the opportunity. I would recommend that all students take Enjoyment of Music, this class explores different genres of music and requires students to attend any theatrical or musical performances, which is how I learned more about opera.
For more information about art programs at ECU check out their website!