February 24, 2017

Opera program to stage 'Far From Heaven'

"Far From Heaven"

“Far From Heaven” is an operatic musical that transports the audience to 1957 to meet the Whitakers, a nearly perfect young couple with a beautiful home in the suburbs and two young children.

The family is living the American dream, or so it seems. Issues desperately hidden in the 1950s still surface today. These issues cause the couple’s life to unravel as they try to hold the seams of their dream together.

The score by Scott Frankel sets the couple’s life to music, ranging from moments of lighthearted charm to heart-melting passion.

“Far From Heaven” includes music by Scott Frankel and lyrics by Michael Korie from the book by Richard Greenberg.

This performance, by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Opera of the Glenn Korff School of Music, is 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 and 25 and 3 p.m. Feb. 26 in Kimball Recital Hall.

The show contains adult subject matter not recommended for children.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 students and seniors. For advance ticket sales, contact the Lied Center Box office at 402-472-4747 or click here. Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the event.