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University Opera presents “The Cousin from Nowhere”

Embark on a delightful journey with the mid-south premiere of the operetta “The Cousin from Nowhere” by Eduard Künneke, presented as the fall mainstage production. While the operetta and its composer may not be widely known, this presents an exciting opportunity to introduce audiences to a hidden gem of the genre.

“The Cousin from Nowhere” is a charming operetta that tells a captivating story filled with romance, comedy, and enchanting melodies. Set in a whimsical world, the operetta follows the main characters’ adventures as they navigate love, misunderstandings, and unexpected discoveries.

The opera will be sung in German and spoken in English.

Embrace the excitement of the unknown and join us for the mid-south premiere of “The Cousin from Nowhere.” Let the enchanting melodies, engaging story, and passion of the performers sweep you away into a world of operatic delight.
Between the Notes: “The Cousin from Nowhere” Lecture
Join us forty-five minutes before show time for an in-depth lecture with Dr. Jeremy Orosz, associate professor of music theory.  Whether you’re new to opera or a huge fan, our Between the Notes Lecture is designed to guide you through key points of the story, the music and the passion that only opera can deliver.

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Sep 19 2023


3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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Scheidt Family Performing Arts Center
Scheidt Family Performing Arts Center, Central Avenue, Memphis, TN


Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music
Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music
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