LOGAN — The Utah State University opera theatre program is set to present “Radio Soap Opera,” a performance of scenes from various operas written by Italian composer Gian Carlo Menotti.
The event begins at 7:30 p.m. April 13 and 14 in the Caine Lyric Theatre, 28 W. Center St.
Some of the operas were originally written for radio broadcasts and adapted to the stage for this performance. Scenes chosen come from Menotti’s works, including “Amelia Goes to the Ball,” “The Medium” and “The Telephone.”
The first half of the program will include both comedic and dramatic scenes, showcasing Menotti’s earlier works. The second half will feature the performance of “The Old Maid and the Thief,” a 1939 radio opera. Each scene will be preceded by a short commentary, written by the composer, explaining the upcoming scene.
“The Old Maid and the Thief” is a light opera about a spinster and her young maid, who persuade an attractive younger gentleman to stay with them at no charge. The results are comedic since the two ladies do whatever it takes to keep the gentleman in their company.
Tickets for “Radio Soap Opera” are $10, $8 for seniors and youth, $5 for USU faculty and staff, and free for USU students.
Call 435-797-9022 or visit www.arts.usu.edu for more information or to purchase tickets.