Pat and Emilia

When: Fri., Sept. 25, 8 p.m. 2015

Called “an inventive and provocative collaboration,” this mixed media chamber opera is based on two Windsor [Ontario] artists: photographer Pat Sturn (1910-2011) and opera singer Emilia Cundari (1930-2005). Act One, created by Tara Sievers-Hunt, features opera arias from Emilia’s repertoire alongside monologues inspired by newspaper interviews given by the singer in the 1950s - 1970s. Act Two showcases new music by Canadian composer Jeff Smallman, with text by Windsor Poet Laureate Marty Gervais. Featuring OU alumnae and current doctoral students Tara Sievers-Hunt, soprano, and Jocelyn Zelasko, soprano. Mary Siciliano, piano; Velda Kelly, violin; Nadine Deleury, cello; and Brian Bowman, clarinet.

Price: $14 GA, $8 students