Luther College students in the January term Introduction to Opera class will present the opera program "A Delicious Confection" 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music.
The program is open to the public with no charge for admission.
"A Delicious Confection" will feature works of lesser known operas and operettas through solo and group scene opera performances, including works from "The Chocolate Soldier" by Oscar Straus, "The Student Prince" by Sigmund Romberg and "Tartuffe" by Kirke Mechem. Operatic favorites such as "Die Fledermaus" by Johann Straus, Jr. and "The Merry Widow" by Franz Lehár will also be featured.
Introduction to Opera is taught by Kylie Toomer, Luther College alumni guest lecturer in music. Over the intensive, month-long class, first-year students learn about the solo and group performance of opera through a study of its history, different operatic styles, movement, acting and Fächer, a method of classifying singers.
Students are actively involved in staging music rehearsals in preparation for their final performance. Wesley Frye, Luther junior, and Bryan Banowetz, Luther sophomore, will assist recitals and performances on piano.