GU to Host OPERA Iowa March 26

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Press Release

March 14, 2013

GU to Host OPERA Iowa March 26

The Graceland University Performing Arts Series will present OPERA Iowa in concert on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. The performance will take place in Graceland University Shaw Auditorium.

Presenting The Elixir of Love by Gaetano Donizetti, OPERA Iowa returns to Graceland for a wonderful evening of love potions.

The Elixir of Love mixes love, jealousy and mysterious libations! Young Nemorino is in love with the wealthy, but fickle Adina. When Sergeant Belcore also sets his sights on Adina, Nemorino turns to the visiting “doctor” Dulcamara for an “elixir of love,” guaranteed to turn Adina’s head and win her heart. Heads turn, but who wins her heart?

To reserve your tickets, please see the pricing below: 

  • $25.00      for Limited Reserved     
  • $15.00      for Reserved     
  • $10.00      for General Admission 

All sales are final; no refunds or exchanges.

You can purchase your ticket online, order by phone or purchase in person from the Ticket Office. For phone reservations, call Kathy Templeton, Ticket Office Manager at 641-784-5270.  Be sure to leave your name, phone number and number of tickets you wish to purchase.  Phone orders will be honored in the order received.

The Ticket Office is located in the lobby of the main campus entrance of the newly renovated Shaw Center. 

Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.

CLOSED SPRING BREAK, Monday-Friday, March 18-22 (Please order online or leave a phone request.)

The Ticket Office is also open one hour prior to a performance (6:30-7:30 p.m.).

About OPERA Iowa

OPERA Iowa is a past recipient of the 2002 Iowa Arts Council’s Arts Build Communities “Arts in Education” Award. OPERA Iowa, Des Moines Metro Opera’s innovative educational touring troupe, was started in 1987. The program has been tremendously successful in raising the visibility of the company. Since its inception, OPERA Iowa has presented over 1,000 performances of 16 operas and 3,900 classroom workshops for over 500,000 students and adults statewide, nationwide and worldwide.

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