UND Music presents first opera gala: "Una Bella Notte."
Una Bella Notte means "A Good Evening," in Italian, and on April 25th, 2013, audiences were treated to an evening of Italian opera performed by promising young artists and established professionals in one of Grand Forks' most historic places, the Masonic Temple Auditorium.
The gala featured the works of some of opera's best-known composers including: Mozart, Bellini, Donizetti, Puccini and Verdi. The gala will also feature UND voice faculty, including: Royce Blackburn, Anne Christopherson, Marla Fogderud and Wesley Lawrence as well as voice students: Sara Otteman Bray, Jace Erickson, Kaylee Lackman, Angela Loff and Ryan Olien.
The UND Department of Music has been delighting the Grand Cities area with hundreds of performances a year, but this opera night was something new for the Grand Forks community. UND Music plans to build on the success of this first Opera performance.
For more information about the Opera Gala or the UND Voice program, contact Dr. Anne Christopherson, 701.777.2835, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watch the April 25th, 2013, performance held at the historic Masonic Temple Auditorium, Grand Forks, North Dakota, from start to finish. Select performances in the thumbnails below. ***** Video Series produced by the Original UND Marketing Group.