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Popcorn and Opera: Students to Present 'The MET at the MUC'

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.


USD's College of Fine Arts encourages students to pursue their chosen professional field in art, music or theater through their study with nationally recognized faculty who are working professionals. Students learn and grow to be professional fine artists with great job potential anywhere in the country. The college offers opportunities for additional real-world experiences through work with guest artists, study tours abroad and opportunities at the National Music Museum and the University Art Galleries on the Vermillion campus and the Black Hills Playhouse in Custer State Park. The college brings more than 80 guests artists to campus annually to work with students.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Hanna DeLange
USD News