UT Martin to debut virtual spring opera

UT Martin to debut virtual spring opera
The University of Tennessee at Martin’s Department of Music will hold a spring opera virtually on April 16 and 17. (Source: UT Martin)

MARTIN, Tenn. (KFVS) - The University of Tennessee at Martin’s Department of Music will hold a spring opera virtually on April 16 and 17.

The opera titled “The New Normal” will be broadcast on the department’s Facebook and YouTube accounts at 8 p.m., April 16 and 17.

“The New Normal” was written and composed by UT Martin professors of music Dr. Roberto Mancusi and Dr. Mark Simmons and features the struggles students and teachers had to overcome during the pandemic.

The opera uses real-world experiences to connect with audience members, such as internet connectivity issues and decisions based on morality in a virtual learning environment.

The opera will be archived for later viewing.

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