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Louisiana Opera Presents an American Classic

The Louisiana Opera has been bringing fine arts to the Monroe area for five years under director Mark Clark.

The Louisiana Opera is presenting one of the classic American operas, 'Susannah', Friday June 9th and Sunday June 11th. The opera will be held at the Biedenharn Recital Hall on campus at the University of Louisiana Monroe at 7:30 p.m. on Friday night and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.

'Susannah' is the story of a girl in small town Tennessee that gains the unwanted attention of the town elders. After this, a traveling preacher tries to make her more godly, ultimately corrupting her. The opera shows what can happen in small town filled with jealousy and judgment, and the struggles of trying to fit in where you aren't always welcome. Cory McKern, one of the actors in the opera, shares that the opera is relatable and easy to understand. 'Susannah' will be conducted by Dr. Jeffery Peterson, and the pianist is Richard Seiller. 

Tickets are $25 general admission, and choice reserved VIP tickets, which include a reception with the artists are $50 per ticket. More information can be found by calling the VAPA office at 342-3247.