Opera students perform the children’s opera Carmenella with music by Georges Bizet and words by Denise Page Caraher. The stepsisters are gang members, the ball is a bullfight, the Prince is a toreador and Fairy Godmother is the Hairy Godmother. The stepsisters finally figure out that violence is a no-win proposition and everyone realizes that being yourself and trying to make a positive difference for others makes for a happy ending. The show includes rock and roll parodies – the Hairy Godmother sings Why Be That Way?, The Village People’s hit, YMCA and the bull sings George Thoroughgood’s Bad to the Bone. The second half of the program will include scenes from famous operas such as Gounod’s Faust, Verdi’s La Forza Del Destino, Menotti’s The Old Man and the Thief, Massenet’s Werther, and more!
This event is for both kids and adults to enjoy! We recommend ages 5+ for this performance.
Tickets: $15, $10 with UCF ID
Tickets available now. Learn more and reserve yours here: https://arts.cah.ucf.edu/celebrates/
UCF Celebrates the Arts, a festival showcasing creativity, innovation and collaboration from Orlando’s hometown university, occurs annually at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in April. The event is hosted by the UCF College of Arts and Humanities and features the faculty and students from the School of Performing Arts and the School of Visual Arts and Design, as well as work from the humanities departments and other units from around the university. UCF Celebrates the Arts 2021 will feature both in-person and virtual events to ensure everyone can celebrate UCF artists in whatever setting they are most comfortable.