School of Music Hosts Opera At University of Memphis
For Release: November 28, 2012
For more information, contact: Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music (901) 678-2541
The University of Memphis Opera at the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music will perform
Summer and Smoke on Friday, November 30th, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. There will be another performance on
Sunday, December 2nd at 3 p.m.
Lee Hoiby's opera is based on Tennessee William's 1948 play, which is set in 1910
Mississippi. It tells the story of childhood friends Alma Winemiller and Dr. Jon Buchanan.
She is portrayed as a paragon of morality and he is considered a playboy.
The couple struggles to find a balance between their natures and a common ground for
love. Copeland Woodruff will direct the production and Mark Ensley will conduct.