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UGA Opera Theatre presents ‘Postcard from Morocco’

Alan Flurry

As part of the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music spring season, UGA Opera Theatre presents “Postcard from Morocco” by Dominick Argento Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 26 at 3 p.m.

This work is the most performed American Chamber Opera in the world. This also marks the department’s first return to a fully staged work since before the COVID-19 pandemic.

A surreal, entertaining and emotionally charged work, ‘Postcard from Morocco’ is richly melodic, featuring a brilliant variety of musical flavors borrowing from ragtime and popular music along with a deft parody of famous Wagnerian tunes,” said director Daniel Ellis.

Set in a train station, “Postcard from Morocco” examines the depths of the human mind through the experiences of seven travelers, identified by their most prized possessions. While the mysterious travelers await the next train’s arrival, they each share tales from their lives, spanning from the mundane to the miraculous, and from reality to fantasy. Each traveler takes special care to guard their possessions—as well as their secrets—until heart-wrenching truths are suddenly revealed.

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Image: production photo from UGA Opera Theatre



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