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Una Opera Presents Outdoor Production Of "the Silver Fox" On April 23, 25

Apr. 19, 2021

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

CONTACT: Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at meubanks@una.edu, 256-606-2033 or 256-765-4392
Raysha Rhea, College of Business, at rldobbins@una.edu, 256-765-4107 April 15, 2021

FLORENCE, AL - The University of North Alabama School of the Arts, Department of Music, and UNA Opera will present an outdoor production of Libby Larsen's "The Silver Fox" on Friday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 25 at 2 p.m. in the Norton Auditorium Courtyard.

A charming one-act American Opera for all ages, "The Silver Fox" is a tale of a young girl's journey to find the courage to be her true self. Libby Larsen spins this beautiful tale with enchanting melodies and exciting musical language that will enthrall all ages.

After a year-long hiatus from the stage, Dr. Tiffany Bostic-Brown, Director of Vocal Studies and the production's Artistic Director, decided Libby Larsen's "The Silver Fox" was the ideal production to bring to the stage for UNA Opera's first live performance of the year.

"This opera's plot lends itself well to an outside performance, and this show felt accessible for our singers," Bostic-Brown said. "It also highlights operas composed by women composers."

Larsen is a contemporary, American classical composer who has written more than 15 operas and more than 500 works in all genres. She is one of the most performed living composers, and students from the UNA Opera ensemble had a masterclass and Q-and-A session with this accomplished musician earlier this semester.

Because of the ongoing pandemic, UNA Opera and Norton Auditorium faculty and staff have provided a safe live performance opportunity for both artists and patrons alike. Placing the performance outside is the best option to promote the ongoing health and safety of all involved parties.

Seating in the Norton Auditorium Courtyard is limited. Masks/face coverings and social distancing will be required. Tickets are $15 general admission and $5 for UNA affiliates. Tickets will only be available online. Purchase your tickets by visiting https://www.una.edu/schoolofthearts/purchase-tickets.html.

About The University of North Alabama

The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs through the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Sciences, and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. Occupying a 130-acre campus in a residential section of Florence, Alabama, UNA is located within a four-city area that also includes Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia. UNA Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I's ASUN Big South Conference. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, or national origin. For more: www.una.edu and www.una.edu/unaworks/