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“Opera Scenes and 21st Century One-Acts”: U-M Opera Theatre.:
Dec. 8 & 9. U-M voice professor Kathleen Smith Belcher directs U-M students in 2 short operas by contemporary American composers. Tony Solitro’s Triangle, based on a play by Jane Martin, tells the story of a love triangle where one corner is occupied by the Greek love goddess Aphrodite. In composer Aran O’Grady and librettist Kaitlin Sullivan’s Eintänzer, on the eve of his country’s collapse, an unemployed taxi dancer hides in the ruins of his old nightclub while planning an escape, until an unexpected visitor changes his plans. Also, U-M voice professor Kirk Severtson conducts opera scenes featuring music by Rossini, Bizet, and Mozart. 7:30 p.m. (Thurs.) & 8 p.m. (Fri.), U-M Moore Bldg. McIntosh Theatre, 1100 Baits. Free. 615–3204., . . . . . .