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Educational Lecture Series
7:00 pm Each Friday night before the performance in the Fellowship Gallery.
Join Union Avenue Opera and Glen Bauer, Ph. D. for our Friday Night lecture series. Dr. Bauer will discuss the opera’s historical importance, guide you through the (sometimes convoluted) plot line, and offer a sneak peak of the music to come.
Dr. Bauer earned a Bachelor of Music in Music History from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Ph.D. in Musicology from Washington University in St. Louis, He is the Director of Graduate Studies and the Associate Chair with the Department of Music at Webster University. Dr. Bauer also has worked with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and Opera Theatre of saint Louis to present music lectures and educational presentations.
Lectures are FREE and open to the public.
July 10 and 17 – Don Giovanni
July 31 and August 7 – Rigoletto
August 21 and 28 – Götterdämmerung
Celebrating Twenty-One Seasons
Over twenty artists will make their Union Avenue Opera debut during its Twenty-first Festival Season this summer. The season will open July 10 with Mozart’s Don Giovanni, and continue through August with Verdi’s Rigoletto and Wagner’s Götterdämmerung.
All operas will be presented in their original language with projected English supertitles and are accompanied by a full union orchestra, all instrumentalists are members of the American Federation of Musicians.
Become a Member Today
At the beginning of 2009, Union Avenue Opera implemented the Comprimario Society to acknowledge the support of its donors. Through membership in this group, donors are able to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the public, attend dress rehearsals, and have a private dinner with Artistic Director Scott Schoonover or one of our talented artists. These are just some of the many benefits for various levels of giving. Membership runs from August 15 through August 14 and is renewable annually.
To see if you qualify as a society member call 314.361.2881 and ask for Emily. For a complete list of benefits click here.