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Opera: Martha

Fri, April 20 – Sun, April 222018-04-202018-04-22|UCO - Mitchell Hall Theater

The School of Music’s rendition of “Martha,” an opera famed for its cheery operatic tunes, updates the setting from 18th century England to 1950s Virginia, where two wealthy women, Harriet and Nancy, have accidentally agreed to work as farmhands for two farmers. The opera follows Harriet’s inner turmoil, embellished with comedic twists and turns, as she struggles to find love and discover her true desires.

UCO School of Music Assistant Director Rob Glaubitz and Assistant Show Director Megan Guerra translated the show from German and updated the plot to help audiences better understand the story.

“The original translation used archaic words and was difficult to understand,” Glaubitz said. “We wrote a new translation and believe the story will be clearer to the audience so they can enjoy the music. ‘Martha’ has some of the most delightful tunes ever written for the operatic stage, and we are excited to introduce these melodies to Oklahoma audiences.”

Tickets are $15 for seniors, children under 12, veterans and UCO alumni, faculty and staff, and $20 for all others. To purchase tickets for this event, call 405-974-3375 or visit