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Lawrence Opera Theatre announces upcoming performances

August 4, 2013

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“Tales of Love, Forgiveness and Redemption” is the theme for Lawrence Opera Theatre’s fourth annual season, taking place this month in Lawrence.

Tickets to the following three shows are $15 for adults or $10 for students. A season pass to all performances is $35. Tickets may be pre-ordered online at lawrencejcc.org, by calling 785-841-7636, or by emailing ljcc@sunflower.com.

• Lawrence Opera Theatre’s Tribute to Verdi and Britten, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation, 917 Highland Drive.

• Lawrence Opera Theatre’s Music Theatre Cabaret, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation.

• Lawrence Opera Theatre presents Debussy’s “L’Enfant Prodigue (The Prodigal Son)” and several religious works, 2:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation.

Admission to the following show is free:

• Lawrence Opera Theatre’s Vocal Appetizer, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at Signs of Life, 722 Massachusetts St.

Metropolitan Opera tenor Hugo Vera, a Kansas University alumnus, started the company, formerly called Lawrence Opera Works, as a way to give back to Lawrence.

“The city has a special place in my heart, and many who are currently singing in New York and all over the world still talk about how much they would like to return to Lawrence,” Vera said in the season announcement.

The company has drawn performers from colleges across the country to spend a few weeks creating music in Lawrence, Vera said. Performances aren’t limited to opera, but include operetta and musical theater as well.

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