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RIC Opera Workshop to feature premiere by RIC’s James Bohn, May 13  


James Bohn
Students in the Opera Workshop at Rhode Island College will perform scenes from famous operas – plus an original composition by a RIC faculty member – on Sunday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Nazarian Center’s Sapinsley Hall.

The performance will feature the world premiere of RIC faculty member James Bohn's “Into the Cautious Season,” a story told in flashback that revolves around adults reflecting on an incident from their childhood. The work uses projections and a toy piano in poignant ways.


A scene from a RIC Opera Workshop performance.
Also to be performed are scenes from “The Daughter of the Regiment” by Gaetano Donizetti, “The Magic Flute,” “Don Giovanni” and “The Marriage of Figaro” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, “The Barber of Seville” by Gioacchino Rossini, “Dido and Aeneas” by Henry Purcell, “Little Women” by Mark Adamo, and “Candide” by Leonard Bernstein.

RIC professor Edward Markward and adjunct professor Susan Rodgers will co-direct the Opera Workshop. Accompanying the singers are pianists Philip Martorella, adjunct professor, and RIC alum, Brandon Donahue '09.

The Opera Workshop has a suggested donation of $10. For more information, call (401) 456-9883.