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FAU Presents the Duelling Divas

            BOCA RATON (January 31, 2008) –  Florida Atlantic University’s department of music will present a concert with the “Duelling Divas” on Saturday, February 9 at 8 p.m. in the University Theatre on the Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road.    Known for their unique look at the world of opera, Wendy Reynolds and Birgit Fioravante will present, as they put it, a “respectfully irreverent musical revue on the seriously funny spectacle of opera.”   General admission tickets are $15, and FAU students, faculty, staff and alumni may obtain free admission with ID. Tickets may be purchased by calling 800-564-9539, by visiting, or at the door two hours prior to the event.

Reynolds and Fioravante, both classically-trained opera singers, bring the behind-the-scenes world of opera to center stage. “Several years ago we came up with the idea of doing something a little different than the usual vocal concert of opera highlights and show tunes,” said Reynolds. “So we added characters, storyline and comedy to create the operatic revue ‘ Duelling Divas.’”

The show has plenty of standard operatic fare, but the addition of feathers, sequins and pounds of jewelry make for an evening of laughs, fun and first-rate entertainment.

The divas are joined by pianist Heather Coltman.   Coltman is the chair of the department of music at FAU.

            The concert is presented by the department of music in the School of the Arts in FAU’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters.   For more information, call 561-297-3820.  


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