Linn-Benton Opera Guild Preview: Galileo Galilei

The Linn-Benton Opera Guild will preview the opera Galileo Galillei, by Philip Glass, on Tuesday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m. at 303 Benton Hall, Oregon State University campus, Corvallis.

Betty Miner, Linn-Benton Opera Guild coordinator, 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 March 30, April 1, 3, 5 and 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Keller Auditorium, 222 SW Clay, Portland. The opera will be sung in English with projections above the screen.

Linn-Benton Community College and the Linn-Benton Opera Guild will host a bus ride to the closing performance on Saturday, April 7 for those interested. Round-trip coach fare is $35 per person per opera. 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 the LBCC Opera Guild web site at www.linnbenton.edu/go/opera.

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