VERMILLION, S.D. -- University of South Dakota Opera will present four popular operas in the Muenster University Center pit over the next several weeks that are productions of the Metropolitan Opera of New York and the San Francisco Opera Co.
The MUC will provide popcorn and there will be a free raffle of two free tickets to attend USD Opera’s production of “Babes and Bad Guys” on Nov. 19-20. Other raffle prizes include gifts from the Metropolitan Opera shop.
“The MET at the MUC” events are scheduled from 7-10 p.m. on the following Mondays:
- Oct. 3 – “La Cenerentola” (the Cinderella story, music by Rossini)
- Oct. 10 – “Don Giovanni” (based on the legend of Don Juan, music by Mozart)
- Nov. 7 – “Falstaff” (based on Shakespeare’s play "The Merry Wives of Windsor," music by Verdi)
- Nov. 14 – “A Streetcar Named Desire” (based on Tennessee Williams’ play of the same name, music by Andre Previn)
The raffle will be open each evening beginning at 7 p.m. and will close at 8 p.m. The drawing will take place at 9 p.m. and winners must be present to claim their prize.
USD Opera’s “Babes and Bad Guys” production will include scenes from each of the operas being shown as part of "The Met at the MUC” program. “Babes and Bad Guys” will be held in the Colton Recital Hall on Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 20 at 4 p.m. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door.