Opera Workshop present Love - How Many Ways

Friday, Apr 3, 2020 at 7:30pm to Saturday, Apr 4, 2020 at 7:30pm


Detroit, Michigan, February 21, 2020? Wayne State University Department of Music Opera Workshop?presents Love?How Many Ways? featuring scenes from four shows by three composers. Performances will be April 3 and 4, 2020 at 7:30pm in Schaver Music Recital Hall at 480 W. Hancock in Detroit. Seating is limited. Groups are welcome, but should make arrangements prior to arrival to guarantee seating. Otherwise tickets are available at the door on a first come, first served basis. Tickets are $8/adults, $5/students.

Opera Workshop will perform excerpts from:

Floyd Collins by Adam Guettel (2-time Tony Award recipient)
The Enchanted Pig by Jonathan Dove,
The Bridges of Madison County by Jason Robert Brown
(3-time Tony Award recipient)
The Light in the Piazza by Adam Guettel

The musical selections will cover love in its many facets. Floyd Collins deals with brotherly love, the deep love of friends, unexperienced romantic love, and the faith that comes in nearing death. The Enchanted Pig deals with fairy tale love, old married and comfortable love, and forever after love -- comically. The Bridges of Madison County deals with safe love and then the love that is legendary and that books are made of!! The Light in the Piazza deals with true pure love. The love between an emotionally and mentally disabled young American woman and the Italian man she meets on holiday. There is also the mention of love lost and the regret of a love.

Opera Workshop (OW) is directed by Associate Professor Frances Brockington.? Professor Brockington feels that Opera Workshop fosters the development of the musically talented and provides a rich musical experience for the college and community that surrounds it. They are accompanied by pianist Stephanie Yu.

Opera Workshop at Wayne State University nurtures gifted young singers by providing them with unparalleled experiences to grow as performers and prepare for professional careers in opera. The program is an intensive semester-long course in which artists focus on the development of core performance skills, including role study, repertoire and diction study, acting, stage movement, and musical coaching, culminating in an Opera Scenes or full-length opera performances.