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Stetson presents Opera Theatre Oct. 18

opera theatreStetson University’s Opera Theatre will perform Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria by Claudio Monteverdi, on Friday, Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m., in Lee Chapel, inside Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., on Stetson’s DeLand campus. (Caroline Brazelton is pictured in Stetson University’s Opera Theatre’s recent production of Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas.)

Based on Homer’s Odysseus, this opera is a tragedy in one prologue and three acts, with a happy ending! “Not even the will of the gods could keep Ulysses from the country he loved, or from the heart of a beautiful queen,” explains Russell Franks, director of Stetson’s Opera Theatre.

This is a presentation by Stetson University’s Opera Theatre under the direction of Franks, and in conjunction with conductor, Anthony Hose, with members of Stetson University’s Symphony Orchestra. The cast is comprised of students from Stetson University’s School of Music who come from all parts of the United States including Lake, Marion and Butler counties in Florida.

In addition to the performance on Stetson’s campus, this opera will also be performed on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 3 p.m. in the Community Building of Mount Dora, 520 N. Baker Street, Mount Dora.

Tickets for the Oct. 18 performance can be purchased in advance or at the door. General admission is $10; seniors, $8; youth (middle and high school with ID), $5. It is free to Stetson students, faculty and staff with a Stetson ID.

For more information please call Stetson’s School of Music Concert Line at (386) 822-8947, or the School of Music at (386) 822-8950. Visit www.stetson.edu/music to see the full concert schedule for 2013-14. Check out www.stetson.edu/cultural-calendar for all university music, theatre, art and lecture schedules.