Augustana Opera Theatre presents ‘Too Many Sopranos’

Event Details

Date: January 21 - January 22, 2010

Times: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Edith Mortenson Center Theatre, Augustana College campus

Ticket Info: Admission to the performance is $5 for all adults and free for students K-12.

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The Department of Performing & Visual Arts at Augustana College announces a special performance of the comic opera “Too Many Sopranos.” The opera is performed by the new Augustana Opera Theatre under the direction of Dr. Lisa Grevlos.

Performances are January 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Edith Mortenson Center Theatre. Admission to the performance is $5 for all adults and free for students K-12.

“Too Many Sopranos” is one of the newest and most highly acclaimed operas of the 21st century and a comic parody of opera through the ages. It tells the story of four divas arriving at Heaven’s gate only to discover there’s no more room in the Heavenly Choir. They are sent to Hell where they must perform a selfless act. This act will allow them to bring tenors and basses back to Heaven with them, creating room in the choir for the divas because the balance of male to female voices would now need their soprano voices. Music is by Edwin Penhorwood, with lyrics by Miki L. Thompson.

The cast features some of Augustana’s finest voices including: Ryan Becker, music education major from Le Mars, Iowa; Callie Berg, music major from Northwood, N.D.; Maren Engel, music major from Owasso, Okla.; Rachael Hoogendoorn, music education major from Sioux Falls; John Hokanson, biology major from Cottonwood, Minn.; Missy Johnson, music major from Inwood, Iowa; Mark Nelsen, music education major from Rock Valley, Iowa; Zach Slice, music education major from Waconia, Minn.; Trey Sutherland, elementary education major from Upton, Wyo.; Abby Trei, music education major from Rock Rapids, Iowa; and Eric Wassenaar, music major from Sioux Falls.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at or by calling the Augustana Box Office at 605.274.5320.

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Augustana Box Office
Phone: 605.274.5320