Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Music

Opera’s Opening Night

Hofstra Opera Theater and the Department of Music present La Vie Parisienne, tonight through January 31 at the John Cranford Adams Playhouse. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $10, $8 for senior citizens and matriculated non-Hofstra students. Members of the Hofstra community may receive up to two free tickets upon presentation of a current HofstraCard.

For tickets and more information call the Hofstra Box Office at (516) 463-6644, 11 a.m.-3:45 p.m., Monday through Friday. Tickets are also available at HofstraTickets.com or for purchase at the door (by cash or check only), starting 90 minutes prior to the start of each performance.

La Vie Parisienne (Parisian Life) is a comic operetta famous for its exuberance, effervescent tunes and hilarious social satire. Composed by one of France’s most celebrated geniuses of comedy, Jacques Offenbach, with a libretto by writers of the masterpiece Carmen, this parody of high-society life in Paris pokes fun at the rich and revels in the wit of their servants. This production of La Vie Parisienne features direction by music faculty member Isabel Milenski and is conducted by Jorge Parodi.

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