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Senior thesis project staged, May 5

"The Double Life of Zefirino," an original theater piece that is part opera and part dance performance, will be performed at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

The star and co-author of "Zefirino" is Anthony Roth Costanzo, who created the show as his senior thesis project. Costanzo will sing six 18th-century arias while wearing an extravagant baroque costume designed by acclaimed film director James Ivory. Two professional dancers, who will complete the cast, will be directed by Karole Armitage, a well-known choreographer. Thirty members of the University Orchestra will perform onstage with musical direction from Michael Pratt, the orchestra's conductor.

The show tells the story of the castrati, male singers in 18th-century Italy who were castrated before puberty to maintain their soprano singing voices.

Tickets are available through the Richardson box office. For more information, call (609) 258-5000.

Contact: Tom Bartus(609) 258-3601

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