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Three Nights at the Opera House: Part 1

7:30pm - 9:30pm EDT October 21

Location: The Ballroom of the Wright Leppien Opera House

On the first night of Alma College’s Three Nights at the Opera, the Music Department will recreate the sort of early 20th Century musical entertainment that mid-Michigan audiences flocked to hear in the Wright Opera House. Reminiscent of the time, the concert will be a flurry of familiar classics, operetta and popular song featuring performances by student and faculty soloists and the Alma College Choirs.

On the first night of Alma College’s Three Nights at the Opera, the Music Department will recreate the sort of early 20th Century musical entertainment that mid-Michigan audiences flocked to hear in the Wright Opera House. Reminiscent of the time, the concert will be a flurry of familiar classics, operetta and popular song featuring performances by student and faculty soloists and the Alma College Choirs. Before the performance, Dr. Benjamin Peterson will speak about the role that the historical opera house played in connecting the college with the broader community. The night will also feature the release of a new episode of the Alma College History Department’s new podcast—available at alma.edu/threenights—which will explore the college’s history between 1900 and 1906.

The events start at 7:30 p.m. The events are free and open to the public. Tickets are required and seating is limited. Contact the Heritage Center Box Office at (989) 463-7304 or boxoffice@alma.edu for more information.

In addition to the live performances, video from the events will be available for livestreaming and download on the college’s website.

This event is part of a three night series which will be continued on November 19th and December 2nd.

“Three Nights at the Opera” is possible thanks to a $15,000 grant, which was awarded to Alma College by the nonprofit organization Michigan Humanities Council, which is funded in part by the National Endowment of the Humanities, last year.