South High Celebrates The Return Of Opera Performances

South High School will present Così fan tutte on April 8 and April 9. (Photo by William Cancellare)

South High School will celebrate the return of their live opera performances with a production of Così fan tutte, with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, on Friday, April 8, and Saturday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the school’s Ruel E. Tucker auditorium, located at 341 Lakeville Rd.
After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the South High Performing Arts Department will proudly continue the school’s long-standing tradition of professional-caliber opera productions that are staged, costumed, and performed with full orchestra by students. In 2020, the cast and crew of The Merry Widow were only a few weeks away from opening night when COVID closures began. South High’s last live opera performance of Die Fledermaus in 2019 was also the 50th-anniversary celebration of the school’s opera program.
This year’s production of Così fan tutte will be under the musical direction of Dr. Janine Robinson, vocal music teacher; conducted by Michael Schwartz, performing arts department head; and directed by Robert Stivanello.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for senior citizens, students, and children. Tickets may be reserved in advance (suggested) by calling 516-441-4851, or purchased at the door. There will be open seating for both performances.
—Submitted by the Great Neck Public School District

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