FEATURE BRIEF: Opera begins Thursday

Cassie Riley

Starting this Thursday at Russell Miller Theatre in the Fine Arts Center, students will have the opportunity to view two short operas that were first introduced at the beginning of the 20th Century.

“Suor Angelica” and “Gianni Schicchi” are one-act operas written by composer Giacomo Puccini. The operas will be performed in their original Italian.

The shows will be Feb. 27 through March 1 and will start at 8 p.m. The final performance will be given March 2 at 3 p.m.

All performances will take place in the Russell H. Miller Theatre in the Fine Arts Center.

Tickets are $8. The box office opens 30 minutes prior to the show. Reservations are available by calling the Russell Miller Theatre Box Office at 745-3121.

— Cassie Riley