The Department of Music at Mississippi University for Women will present an evening of selections from opera and musical theatre Thursday, April 20 and Friday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Kossen Auditorium at Poindexter Hall.

“Our W Opera students are creative singer-actors with the confidence to make their own strong dramatic and comedic choices on the stage. They know how to entertain! I’m certain audiences will love this show,” said Dr. Susan Hurley, associate professor of voice at The W.

The performances feature scenes from Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro,” “The Magic Flute and Bernstein’s Candide,” alongside numerous other excerpts.

The performance is a capstone project performed by students in the Opera/ Music Theatre Scenes Workshop class. Stage direction is by Hurley, who created the class.

Scenes are presented fully staged and costumed with piano accompaniment by Dr. William Reber.

The performances are free and open to the public.

The W’s Department of Music has been a part of the institution for nearly 150 years. The W is the first institution in the state of Mississippi to be accredited by the National Association of the Schools of Music (NASM) in 1935. The halls have hosted presidents, governors, numerous other world leaders and countless internationally renowned musicians. Alumni are music teachers, professors, music therapists and independent musicians creating music, educating the next generation of musicians and helping people all around the world.

About The W

Located in historic Columbus, Mississippi, The W was founded in 1884 as the first state-supported college for women in the United States. Today, the university is home to 2,227 students in more than 70 majors and concentrations and has educated men for 40 years. The university is nationally recognized for low student debt, diversity and social mobility which empowers students to BE BOLD.

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