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Michael Patterson's opera on stage Friday at Wieting

The Saga of George Washington Carver

March 22, 2010
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald
TOLEDO CHRONICLE - OPERA Iowa, Des Moines Metro Opera's educational touring troupe, hit the road for its 2010 tour on Jan. 26. During the ten-week tour, the group will give the world premiere performances of Michael Patterson’s A Dream Fulfilled: The Saga of George Washington Carver including a stop at the Wieting Theatre in Toledo on March 26. It is sponsored by Toledo P.E. O. Chapter DF.

The 10-member troupe will also perform Rossini’s classic opera buffa The Barber of Seville and Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel.

Composed by Iowa’s own Dr. Michael Patterson, a Toledo native and South Tama High School graduate. A Dream Fulfilled: The Saga of George Washington Carver is a 50-minute opera that delves into the life of the agricultural pioneer and Iowa hero, focusing on the key events that would shape the destiny of this great scientist. A Dream Fulfilled was created in cooperation with the State Historical Society of Iowa, which provided research assistance.

The Barber of Seville is a sparkling romantic comedy by the great bel canto composer, Gioacchino Rossini. The story surrounds the incorrigible Figaro, opera’s best-known barber, and a character made popular to many by none other than Bugs Bunny!

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A Dream Fulfilled: The Saga of George Washington Carver
When:Friday, March 26, 7 p.m. at the Wieting

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CHRONICLE TO GO INFO:
•What- A Dream Fulfilled: The Saga of George Washington Carver
•When:Friday, March 26, 7 p.m.
•Where-Wieting Theatre Opera House, 101 S. Church.
•Advanced Tickets: State Bank of Toledo, Lincoln Savings Bank, Doyle’s Family Pharmacy

 
 

 

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