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Fri, Jun 14, 2024

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MSU Opera Theatre and Symphony Orchestra presents The Grapes of Wrath by Ricky Ian Gordon  (Performing Arts (Dance, Music, Theatre, ...))

Libretto by Michael Korie

Raphael Jimenez,conductor

Melanie Helton, director

The Grapes of Wrath is Ricky Ian Gordon's monumental setting of John Steinbecks Pulitzer Prize-winning 1939 novel of the Dust Bowl. Particularly relevant today during Michigan's economic crisis, the opera tells the story of the Joad family, uprooted from their farm in Oklahoma and forced to journey to California in search of work. Part social commentary and part pure emotion, the opera combines a truly American musical palette with the soaring sound of operatic voices. Sung in English with English surtitles.

A preview lecture will be held 45 minutes before each performance. Reserved seating only.

Generously sponsored by Sue Davis and Loomis, Ewert, Parsley, Davis & Gotting, P.C.

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Location: Concert Auditorium [map]
Price: Adults $20, Senior Citizens $18, Students $10
Sponsor: College of Music
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