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Travel Through Greek Mythology With "Opera Olympus"

Nov. 18, 2019
SHSU Media Contact: Priority One

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dancers at shsu performance500The Sam Houston State University School of Music presents "Opera Olympus," a funny and dramatic opera scenes production, focusing on Greek mythology.

This production features the trials and errors of Greek gods and goddesses through the power of opera. Various stories are incorporated in the opera including a scene akin to the story in the musical “My Fair Lady,” which features a working-class girl who is turned into a member of high society, based on the Greek story of Pygmallion.

"Opera Olympus" also features various gods and goddesses such as Orpheus, Zeus, Fortuna, Galatea, and many more. This upbeat production is designed to appeal to audiences of all ages. SHSU students, faculty, and  the local community are invited to attend this whimsical show. Tickets are available at the box office at the Gaertner Performing Arts Box Office.

Performances of "Opera Olympus" will take place on Friday, Nov. 22 and Saturday, Nov. 23 at 7:30 P.M. at the Recital Hall in the Gaertner Performing Arts Center. 

For ticket information, contact the Performing Arts Center Box Office at 936.294.2339 or visit to purchase your tickets online. Tickets are $12 if purchased in advance, $15 at the door. SHSU Students can obtain one free ticket the week of the show. SHSU faculty and staff may purchase two tickets at $5 each.

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