URBANA — Christopher Benson will speak at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Tryon Festival Theater foyer at Krannert Center about a new play he is writing.
URBANA — University of Illinois alumna Catherine Hamilton sang and danced in the recent Metropolitan Opera of New York's "The Merry Widow," starring Nathan Gunn and Renee Fleming.
Hamilton, though, didn't realize Gunn hailed from her alma mater until a cast dinner. It was then that Fleming, a world-famous opera star, told her the world-famous baritone is a voice professor at Illinois.
Images from rehearsals of Merry Widow in the Tryon Festival Theatre at Krannert Center. Music by Franz Lehar, libretto by Viktor Leon and Leo Stein. Conducted by Raphael Schluesselberg, directed by Stephen Fiol with choreography by Rebecca Nettl-Fiol. Feb. 26-28 at 7:30 pm and Sunday March 1 at 3 pm.