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In preparing Opera Scenes program, Studio Artists learn process and product

In preparing Opera Scenes program, Studio Artists learn process and product

In what amounts to an operatic variety show, Chautauqua Opera Company’s Studio Artists will stage 11 scenes from opera literature at 4 p.m. today in Norton Hall. In their last featured performance this season, they will give the audience a taste of the genre and its spectrum.

The singers will present selections from German, French, Italian, Spanish and English operas, with a heavy dose of comedy to lighten the mood brought by this year’s two tragic productions.

To give such an array of operatic vignettes, two directors and seven musical directors have been staging and coaching their scenes, balancing the preparations for the show with those for other productions: An art song recital, a musical revue and choral work in a pops concert are all scheduled within a three-day span.