UNM performers bring opera to UNM-Gallup
It’s not everyday one gets to visit the opera, but a few dozen people witnessed the University of New Mexico’s Opera Theatre students perform at UNM-Gallup Monday night.
Their two-hour performance featured over a dozen performers and several different acts in a production called “The Bear Essentials of Opera.”
Co-director Leslie Umphrey told the crowd that this was the first time the UNM opera ever performed outside of Albuquerque.
“It’s very, very exciting,” Umphrey told attendees.
The UNM opera performed in the Calvin Hall Auditorium and performers changed props and set up the stage in front of the audience.
The program featured five acts: “A Hand of Bridge,” “The Bear,” “Starbird,” “Elisha and the Bears” and “The Trial of Goldilocks.”
“A Hand of Bridge” featured four performers set in the home of Bill and Sally for a weekly bridge game. The plot revolved around two married couples whose frustrations and desires are revealed in each of their ariettas.