SU Opera Theatre to present comic opera ‘Too Many Sopranos’ Jan. 25-27

toomanysopranosThe Syracuse University Opera Theatre will present Edwin Penhorwood’s comic opera “Too Many Sopranos” Jan. 25, 26 and 27 at 8 p.m. in the Rose and Jules R. Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College. The work parodies the over-the-top caricatures from various opera plots.

“Too Many Sopranos” is directed by Eric Johnson, faculty member in the Rose, Jules R. and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music in the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA). The production will be staged with an all-student cast and the SU Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Tapia, also a faculty member in the Setnor School.

Tickets for the general public are $10, available at the door and payable by cash only. Admission is free for SU students with a valid SU I.D. Free and accessible parking is available in the Q1 lot. Additional parking is available in the Irving Garage. Campus parking availability is subject to change; call 315-443-2191 for current information.

In “Too Many Sopranos,” four sopranos wind up at heaven’s gates and are forced to audition for the heavenly choir. St. Peter, however is dismayed to discover that there aren’t enough spots in the choir for the four leading ladies. Instead, he accompanies the ladies into the Underworld to recruit some of opera’s former leading men and audition them for the choir.

The cast includes Anthony J. Acocella ‘13, Alex Alpert ’16, Jaclyn Clark ’14, Carina DiGianfilippo ’13, Kathryn DiMaria ‘13, Dominique Forbes ’13, Matthew Hernandez ‘14, Dylan George Hsu ’13, Zoe Johnson G’14, Athena Margarites ’13, Nina Pelligra ’14, John Prudente ’15, Catherine Siniscalco ’13 and Maria Whitcomb ’15.

Now in its 10th year, the SU Opera Theatre presents one full production a year in Setnor Auditorium on the SU campus. For more information about the opera or Setnor Auditorium concert status updates, contact the Setnor School at 315-443-2191.