“This is the first year since my arrival in 2011 that we have not done a Mozart opera,” said James Marvel, associate professor of music and director of the Opera Theatre. “Due to its lighter orchestration, early music is ideal for younger voices. However, despite being light, it does require a fair amount of technical virtuosity. We have lighter voices in the program this year so early music seemed like a wise choice. Furthermore, I had done a very successful production of Ulysses for Wolf Trap Opera in DC a number of years ago and felt like we could make a success of it here as well.” Read the story online.