Clayton State Opera features women of the Bible

In conjunction with Clayton State University’s celebration of Women’s History Month, Clayton State Opera presents: “Eve and Her Daughters: Opera and Women of the Bible,” an evening of opera focusing on women from the Bible, featuring a cast of Clayton State University students directed by Dr. Kurt-Alexander Zeller, Clayton State’s director of Opera and vocal Studies, and accompanied by an orchestra under the baton of Clayton State Director of Choral Activities Dr. Shaun Amos.

The program will run in Clayton State University’s Spivey Hall on Friday, Mar. 26 and Saturday, Mar. 27 at 8 p.m., and will open with Eve’s Odds, an award-winning one-act “musical midrash” on the Garden of Eden story by composer Bruce Trinkley and librettist Jason Charnesky. The program will continue with excerpts of Romantic and Baroque era works by Saint-Saëns (Samson et Dalila) and Handel, and conclude by 9:30 p.m. with one of the oldest surviving musical dramas of the Western world, the Planctus Mariae, the lament of Mary the mother of Jesus at the foot of the Cross.

General admission is $10; and $5 for students and seniors. Admission is free with a LakerCard ID. For more information, contact Zeller at (678) 466-4759.

A unit of the University System of Georgia, Clayton State University is an outstanding comprehensive metropolitan university located 15 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta.

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