Dana presents the opera from April 22 to 24

Actors Marlina Karimi and Emilio Santiago.

YSU Dana School of Music Presents Opera L’amico Fritz Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 22, 23, and 24 at the Spotlight Theater in Bliss Hall on campus.

Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. while the Sunday matinee show begins at 2 p.m. All seats are general admission.

Adult tickets are $16. Special rate tickets are $8 for non-YSU students, YSU faculty and staff with valid ID, YSU alumni, seniors, Penguin Club members, and groups of eight or more. YSU student tickets are free with a valid ID. Call 330-941-3105 or visit www.ysu.tix.com to purchase.

Pietro Mascagni’s opera is a romantic comedy set in a small province where Fritz is the local benefactor and a bachelor determined to remain so, even though the town rabbi and his friend have other plans in mind.

The production, directed by Dana faculty member Misook Yun, features members of the Dana Opera Ensemble. The cast includes students Emilio Santiago, Marlina Karimi, Jaelynn Mack, Alexander Kluchar and Austin Angus. The roles of David and Caterina are shared with Christian Thompson, Joseph Atkinson, Alexa Mosca and Maria Anastasiades.

The opera’s guest director is Todd Ranney, professor of voice and opera at Mansfield University in Pennsylvania. Technical staff includes Technical Director Ryan Fitzpatrick, Lighting Designer James Oakry and Property Designer Marlina Karimi, Graduate Assistant. Kathryn Davison Miller is the collaborating pianist.

More information at 330-727-7514.

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