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An adaptation of a Greek play about a betrayed woman and revenge will have its world premiere at UT and will run from November 7 to 9.

The UT Opera Theatre will present Medea as its fall performance at the Relix Variety Theatre, 1208 North Central Street.

The work, written by composer Larry Delinger, is an adaptation of the ancient Greek play about a protagonist who finds her position in the world threatened and the revenge she takes against her husband who has betrayed her for another woman. Douglas Langworthy translated the text from a German version of the play and wrote the libretto for Delinger’s opera.

Delinger, a composer who has written music for television and radio, is composer in residence at the UT School of Music this fall.

Medea will be directed by John Sipes, UT associate professor of theatre, and conducted by Kevin Class, UT associate professor of music. A question-and-answer session with the composer, director, and conductor will follow each performance.

Show times are 8:00 p.m. Friday, November 7; 2:30 and 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 8; and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 9.

Tickets are $5 for students, $15 for seniors, and $20 for adults and the general public.

They may be purchased at the Bijou and Tennessee Theatre box offices, the central ticket office at UT’s University Center, or the Thompson-Boling Arena ticket office, by phone at 865-656-4444 or 877-995-9961, or online.

For more information about the opera, visit the School of Music’s website.


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