SUU Opera Workshop presents the Southern Utah premiere of Edwin Penhorwood's delightfully funny Too Many Sopranos
For Immediate Release: March 25, 2008
(Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah) The SUU Department of Music will continue their Masterworks Series with the hysterically, charming Too Many Sopranos by Edwin Penhorwood, performed by the SUU Opera Workshop under the direction of SUU Music Professor Carol Ann Modesitt, Thursday-Saturday, April 3-5, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. in Thorley Recital Hall on the SUU Campus. This production is a Southern Utah premiere.
Four Divas arrive in Heaven to learn there is not enough room for all of them in the Heavenly Chorus. Because too many tenors and basses are in Hell, only one of the sopranos will be allowed into the chorus. The sopranos are appalled that they must audition, but agree to the conditions.
After their impressive auditions, St. Peter cannot make a decision. Gabriel mentions the Redemption Clause. "If sopranos go to Hell and do a selfless deed, they can take back to Heaven as many tenors and basses as needed." To protect them in Hell, St. Peters grants them a special surprise.
Come watch their journey and see if the sopranos are able to successfully meet their challenge in this delightfully funny opera.