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Opera, Orchestra and Choir present opera double bill

GREENVILLE, S.C.—The Furman Opera, Furman Symphony Orchestra and Furman Chamber Choir will present a double bill featuring Puccini’s “Sister Angelica” and Douglas Moore’s “The Devil and Daniel Webster” on Thursday, Feb. 16 and again on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium on the Furman University campus.

Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 for seniors 60 and older, and $10 for students. The operas are performed in English and are suitable for all ages.

Bruce Schoonmaker directs the operas with Thomas Joiner conducting the Furman Opera Orchestra and singing actors. Chorus master is Hugh Floyd.

In fully staged performances, “Sister Angelica” presents a tale of forgiveness and redemption, followed by “The Devil and Daniel Webster,” which is a spirited story of steadfastness and love of liberty.

Cast members include Elizabeth Beeson ’12 (Greenville), who portrays the Mistress of Novices in “Sister Angelica.” Katie Atkinson ’12 (Greenville) plays the steadfast Mary Stone in “The Devil and Daniel Webster,” and Chase McAbee ’12 (Blue Ridge) plays the dastardly Scratch.

For more information, call the Furman Music Office at 864-294-2086.

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