Thursday, April 24, 2014

Linn-Benton Opera Guild Previews "The Pirates of Penzance"

The Linn-Benton Opera Guild will preview the opera The Pirates of Penzance, by Gilbert and Sullivan, on Wednesday, May 7 at 7:45 p.m. at 303 Benton Hall, Oregon State University campus, Corvallis.

OSU music professor Angela Carlson will tell the story of the opera and play recorded excerpts from the score. Admission is free to Linn-Benton Opera Guild members, students of Linn-Benton Community College and OSU. Cost for the general public is $5.

Performance dates will be May 9, 15 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. and May 11 at 2 p.m. at the Keller Auditorium, 222 SW Clay, Portland. The opera will be sung in English with projections above the stage.

Linn-Benton Community College and the Linn-Benton Opera Guild will host a bus ride to the closing performance on Saturday, May 17 for those interested. Round-trip coach fare is $39 per person. Cost for opera tickets is not included, and seating reservations are required.

The bus will leave LBCC’s Benton Center parking lot–757 NW Polk Avenue, Corvallis–at 4:30 p.m., arriving at Key Bank–3rd and Ellsworth, Albany–at 4:55 p.m., then to Super 8 Motel–1288 Hawthorne Avenue, near I-5 Market Street exit, Salem–at 5:30 p.m. The bus will return immediately following the performance.

Tickets to the opera must be purchased in advance through the Portland Opera Box Office, 503-241-1802 or toll-free at 866-739-6737 Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by visiting Portland Opera website at www.portlandopera.org.

For more information about the Linn-Benton Opera Guild or to make bus reservations, call Betty Miner, Opera Guild coordinator, at 541-757-8949 or visit www.linnbenton.edu/go/opera.
   

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