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Fri nov 17
10:00 pm

Compōs-it Opera

Studio Theater, Jared L. Cohon University Center
5032 Forbes Avenue , 15213

Join students Russell H. Holbert (CMU’ 19) and Joshua Brown (CMU ’18) as they premier their new operatic works, Suburban Mompera and Bowl of Small Hands! In Suburban Mompera, three suburban moms make a Faustian bargain with the Devil, who’s disguised as a Mary Kay representative. With libretto by Joshua Brown and music by Russell H. Holbert, Suburban Mompera channels the singspiel genre, a fusion of musical theatre performance and operatic style. Bowl of Small Hands, written and composed by Joshua Brown, is an expressionist opera which incorporates live electroacoustic processing, dance, and soft sculpture in an exploration of crushing mental instability. With over 32 students involved with the project, this is not a performance to miss!

COST: Open to the public, optional donation at door