YSU Dana School of Music: Spring Opera, L’amico Fritz

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The YSU Dana School of Music presents the romantic comedy opera, L’amico Fritz, by Pietro Mascagni (mahs KAHN yee), this weekend, with the evening performances at 7:30 and the Sunday matinee at 2:30,   in Bliss Hall’s Spotlight Theater, on the YSU campus. Tickets available at ysu.tix.com or 330-941-3105. YSU student tickets are free with valid ID.


Dana faculty member Dr. Misook Yun is Music Director.

 Adult tickets are $16. Special rate tickets are: $8 for non-YSU students, YSU faculty and staff with valid ID, YSU alumni, senior citizens, Penguin Club members and groups of eight (8) or more. YSU student tickets are free with valid ID. Call 330-941-3105 or go to www.ysu.tix.com to purchase show tickets.

 Featuring members of the Dana Opera Ensemble, L’amico Fritz is a romantic comedy opera representing the lighter side of 19th century verismo drama that includes both Italian “opera buffo” and “opera seria.” Premiering in 1891, with the libretto by P. Suardon, the opera is based on the French novel L’ami Fritz by Émile Erckmann and Pierre-Alexandre Chatrian. 

 This delightful opera is set in a small province where Fritz is the local benefactor whose generosity provides for its town’s orphans, wedding dowries, employment for many and even entertains his many friends. He has but one potential misgiving, he is a bachelor and seems to be stayed in his determination to remain so. However, the town’s rabbi and his friend, David has other designs in mind for Fritz.

The production’s guest staging director is Dr. Todd Ranney, Professor of Voice and Opera at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania. Technical staff includes Technical Director, Ryan Fitzpatrick; Lighting Designer, James Oakry and Properties Designer, Marlina Karimi, graduate assistant. Kathryn Davison Miller is the Collaborative Pianist.

The cast includes Emilio Santiago, Marlina Karimi, Jaelynn Mack, Alexander Kluchar and Austin Angus. The roles of David and Caterina are double cast, with Christian Thompson (4/22 & 4/24) and Joseph Atkinson (4/23) as David and Alexa Mosca (4/22 & 4/24) and Maria Anastasiades (4/23) as Caterina.

More information is available by calling the Office of Community Engagement and Events at 330-727-7514.

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YSU Dana School of Music
Event Date(s): 
April 22, 2022 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
April 23, 2022 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
April 24, 2022 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
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