Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Saddleback College Opera Students Present The Elixir of Love

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. - The Saddleback College’s OPERA 101 will present The Elixir of Love on March 1st and 2nd at 8 pm in FA 101, conducted by Dr. Scott Farthing.

This beloved opera features current students and alumni of the talented Saddleback College vocal program. Sung in Italian with English subtitles, FA 101 is transformed into an intimate concert setting for this beautiful music.

Tickets are $15 general and $10 students/seniors.  Call the ticket office at 949-582-4656 (noon to 4, Wednesday through Saturday) to order your tickets or online at www.saddleback.edu/arts.  Saddleback College is located at 28000 Marguerite Parkway in Mission Viejo, just east of Interstate 5 at the Avery Parkway exit.  Free parking is available in Lot 12.  Take Avery Parkway to Marguerite Parkway turn left to the third traffic light, which is Saddleback’s Marguerite entrance. Turn right into the campus and take the second left to Theatre Circle, turning right into Lot 12.

With a long tradition of excellence in music, the Saddleback College Vocal Program continues building on that tradition with the very finest in both standard vocal repertoire and the music of the cutting edge.  The three primary choirs on campus include the Community Chorale, Concert Choir, and the Women’s Camerata, which perform many concerts around the area throughout the school year.  Membership is open in all three ensembles with the successful completion of a vocal placement interview at the beginning of each semester.  In addition to beginning, intermediate and advanced level vocal classes, Saddleback College offers private voice lessons to a select few vocalists who are planning on pursuing degrees in vocal performance at the university or conservatory level.  Past students in the Applied Music program have been accepted to prestigious music schools across the country.  In addition, Saddleback College is proud to be one of a handful of community colleges in the state which offer its students the opportunity to perform in operas and opera scenes each semester.  Past performances include The Medium, Goose Girl, Suor Angelica, Mozart’s Mitradate and Sailing the High C’s, a salute to opera’s most beloved overtures, choruses, arias and scenes.  For more information about singing at Saddleback College, please contact Dr. Farthing at sfarthing@saddleback.edu.

Located in Mission Viejo, Saddleback College provides quality higher education and training to the greater south Orange County community.  Having served more than 500,000 students since 1968, Saddleback College offers over 300 degree and certificate programs to help students reach their personal, career, and educational goals.  For more information, please visit www.saddleback.edu and for Fine Arts information, please visit www.saddleback.edu/arts.  

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