The Santa Monica College Music Department will present “Great Opera Arias” performed by members of SMC Opera Theatre. The concert will feature some of opera’s greatest “hit songs, as well as some lesser-known treasures, with arias by composers such as Mozart, Rossini, Gounod, Verdi, and Wagner.

The performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 22, in The Broad Stage at the SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street (at Santa Monica Boulevard), Santa Monica.

“In opera, arias are the big songs we remember, like an important monologue in a play. They feature one solo singer and give us the opportunity to get inside the head of the character singing. A night of opera arias offers a chance to hear some of opera’s most memorable moments, each presented by a different singer. It is a beautiful way to hear the many unique individual voices of the college’s Opera Theatre,” said SMC Voice Professor Dr. Janelle DeStefano, who co-directs SMC Opera Theatre with SMC Coach/Accompanist Mercedes Juan Musotto.

Tickets are $10. Free parking on premises. Seating is strictly on a first-arrival basis.

More information is available at or by calling 310-434-3005 or 310-434-4323.

Submitted by Grace Smith, SMC Public Information Officer

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