By: Melissa Kraman—
Muncie, IN — The Ball State Opera Theatre will perform Mozart’s acclaimed opera “Don Giovanni” on March 29 at 7:30 p.m. and March 31 at 2 p.m. in Sursa Performance Hall.
Twenty-two students in the College of Fine Arts will perform the full opera, a blend of humor, drama, horror, love, and the supernatural.
“The ‘mashup’ nature of the story means that it has something for everyone,” Director Jon Truitt said. “We are essentially performing three operas that interact with each other rather than a single unified story. The result is a spectacular work of art that exceeds the sum of its parts.”
“Don Giovanni” is the complex story about an unscrupulous womanizer and murderer who refuses to repent and is taken alive to hell. The compelling tale is accompanied by Mozart’s famed music, written in his prime.
“The Ball State Opera Theatre comprises talented, hard-working students and a staff of working operatic professionals. When you come to see a production like our ‘Don Giovanni,’ you can expect a top-tier production,” Truitt said.
The opera will be sung in Italian, with projected English titles. The Ball State Symphony Orchestra will accompany the vocalists.
General admission tickets are $15; $13 for seniors; $10 for faculty/staff; and $8 for students with an ID at the door, or $5 if purchased in advance at Emens Box Office. Tickets are on sale through the Emens Auditorium Box Office. Call 765-285-1539 or 877-99-EMENS, or Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 for ticket information.
About Ball State
Founded in 1918 and located in Muncie, Ball State is one of Indiana’s signature universities and an economic driver for the state. Ball State’s nearly 22,000 students come from all over Indiana, the nation, and the world, and its 780-acre campus is large enough to accommodate premier facilities and 19 NCAA Division I sports but small enough to ensure the friendliness, personal attention, and access that are the hallmarks of the University.