Friday, March 5, 2010

New Opera in San Antonio

A Brief History of Root Vegetables is a new, three-act comic opera by UTSA professor David Heuser. The opera is a 21st-century farce; think Gianni Schicchi crossed with Monty Python, combined with Arrested Development, sprinkled with the Marx Brothers, and topped off with the frenetic story-telling style of authors such as David Eggers.

A Brief History of Root Vegetables will be performed at the University of Texas at San Antonio Buena Vista Theatre on Friday, March 5 (7:30pm) & Sunday, March 7 (3:00 pm), 2010 performed by the UTSA Lyric Theatre, William McCrary, director, with the UTSA Orchestra, Eugene Dowdy, conductor. For tickets, call (210) 458-5685.

Enjoy this scene from Act 1:

Heuser: Brief History from John Clare on Vimeo.

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