Kirkpatrick Auditorium presents: The Vaudevillian
2501 N Blackwelder Ave
Come to the Kirkpatrick Auditorium at Oklahoma City University to experience the world premiere of The Vaudevillian, a new opera by Thomas Pasatieri. This backstage backstory dramatizes the rise and fall of American soprano Rosa Ponselle, who began her decades-long performing career in a vaudeville sister act and made her Metropolitan Opera debut at the age of 21. OCU's 2018 world premiere marks the centennial of her Met debut in Verdi's La Forza del Destino with Enrico Caruso. This production is directed by David Herendeen and features musical direction by Jan McDaniel. Show up 45 minutes before curtain for a free director talk at this can't-miss performing arts event in Oklahoma City.