Release Date: May 24, 2006
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First conservatory youth opera performance in Regina
The Conservatory of Performing Arts at the University of Regina is proud to present the first production of its Youth Opera Performance Company, Operatunities, and its first performance of “A Noteworthy Tale”, an opera for young voices by Phillip Seward, Op. 65. The curtain will go up Fri., May 26 at 7 p.m. at Darke Hall.

“Youth opera builds a wonderful foundation for young singers. It is our goal to provide this experience and opportunity to Regina’s youth and community,” says Michelle Nye, program co-ordinator at the University of Regina’s Conservatory.

There will be an additional performance for another special audience; on Fri., May 26 at 1:30 p.m., 400 elementary school students from across Regina will gather in Darke Hall for their own private performance.

“We created study guides for the teachers to work with the students before and after the actual show. We want the students to have the full experience.” says Nye.

“A Noteworthy Tale” tells the story of musical characters, Do Re, Mi, Fa, So, La Ti, and the Other Do, in the land of Rhapsody fighting against a world with no music.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Call 585-5830 for tickets or buy them at the door. Photo opportunities will be available at both performances.

The Conservatory of Performing Arts is a division of the Centre for Continuing Education at the University of Regina and offers both individual and group music and dance programs including SPACE performing arts summer camps for kids in July. For more information, visit www.uregina.ca/cce/conservatory.