STEUBENVILLE, OH—Live opera takes a bow at Franciscan University of Steubenville through “Opera Scenes,” a presentation of scenes from various operas including Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro and Puccini’s Sister Angelica. The scenes will be sung in English and performed by Franciscan University students in the Fine Arts Department and the Sacred Music Program. Performances will be held in Anathan Theatre at Franciscan University of Steubenville on Friday, February 8, at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, February 10, at 3:00 p.m.
Mozart began work on the light comedy The Marriage of Figaro for the Vienna Opera at the request of Emperor Joseph in 1785. The opera boasts a series of awkward and humorous situations that sparkle with witty banter. Puccini’s opera Sister Angelica details Sister Angelica’s struggle, and eventual triumph, in tempering past sins with forgiveness and redemption.
The performances are free and open to the public.