JBU Opera Workshop to Present 20th Century Light Operas

Siloam Springs, Ark (January 17, 2000) — The John Brown University Opera Workshop will be presenting Trouble in Tahiti and The Secret of Susanna on January 27-29 and February 4-5 at 7:30 p.m. and February 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Jones Recital Hall on the Campus of John Brown University.

The opening opera is Trouble in Tahiti, written by Leonard Bernstein, which examines a day in the life of a middle-class married couple who no longer communicates. Following will be a lighthearted comedy, written by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, The Secret of Susanna which tells of a newly married young couple, one of whom, Susanna is keeping a secret from her husband, Gil. Gil is convinced that, after only a month of marriage, Susanna is having an affair.

Tickets to the production are $7 for adults and $5 for senior citizens, JBU students and children. For tickets or more information, call the JBU music office at 524-7382.

Since 1919, John Brown University, a nondenominational Christian university, has provided top-quality, Christ-centered higher education. JBU embraces a three-fold emphasis on educating the "Head, Heart and Hand" of 1,500 students from 47 states and 33 countries. For ten consecutive years, JBU has been on the John Templeton Foundation Honor Roll of Character Building Colleges. The University has also repeatedly been included in the U.S. News & World Report’s list of top regional colleges and universities.