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Oktoberfest

Loyola celebrates the spirit of October with the greatest drinking songs in opera

Assistant Photo Editor

Published: Thursday, November 1, 2012

Updated: Friday, November 2, 2012 20:11

Oktoberfest

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Music senior Jackson Ramsey and associate chaplain for mission and ministry Kenneth Weber performed “Long live Bacchus!” from “The Abduction from the Seraglio” composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Bacchus is one of the gods known for drinking.

Oktoberfest

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Music education senior Brooke Hagler, music industry senior Mahoganee Medlock, performance junior Marlee Jensen, performance sophomore Sarah Jackson, and performance general studies Courtney Noll performed “The Girls at Maxim’s” from Franz Lehár’s “The Merry Widow.” This performance was one of the highlights of Oktoberfest.

Oktoberfest

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Music students dance during the performance of a drinking song from Verdi’s “La Traviata.”

Loyola University’s opera program hosted a fall opera workshop, “Oktoberfest: Opera’s Greatest drinking Songs,” Thursday, Oct. 25, in Nunemaker Auditorium. The program performed 14 opera songs, including: Lehár’s “The Merry Widow,” Mozart’s “The Abduction from the Seraglio,” donizetti’s “Lucrezia Borgia,” and Verdi’s “La Traviata,” by stage director david Morelock, a former Loyola Opera Theatre director.

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