What’s Opera, Duck?

University of Houston

The University of Houston Moores Opera Center makes its fall return to the Duck for What's Opera, Duck?, a night of fundraising, arias and a few musical theater selections thrown in for good measure. Program director (and the evening’s emcee) Buck Ross will gather up a group of his grad students for the cabaret, which is sure to feature numbers from their upcoming 2017-18 opera season, including Sergei Prokofiev's The Love for Three Oranges, based on a play by Carlo Gozzi which involves a witch and a man cursed to search the world looking for princesses inside oranges; Pietro Mascagni's L’amico Fritz, about a man whose bet that he'll never marry gets a little complicated when he meets his tenant's daughter; and Gioacchino Rossini’s ever-popular The Italian Girl in Algiers. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk. For information, call 713-528-5999 or visit mcgonigels.com. $20 to $22. [Organizer's description:] Be there to launch the University of Houston Moores Opera Center’s new season at the famed Mucky Duck with our popular cabaret evening of favorite arias and musical theatre songs, wryly hosted by director Buck Ross. The 2017-18 opera season will feature “The Love for Three Oranges,” “L’amico Fritz,” “The School for Scandal” and “The Italian Girl in Algiers.” About the Moores School of Music The University of Houston’s Moores School of Music (MSM) is one of the premier comprehensive music schools in the nation. Its remarkable faculty — of internationally recognized performers, composers and scholars — outstanding student body, modern facilities and broad range of programs make MSM the natural choice for nearly 600 students annually. The school’s commitment to academic excellence and the highest performance standards has ensured its role as a vital resource in the educational and cultural life of Houston and beyond.
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