Students to perform 'Tender Land' opera across Nebraska

Students to perform 'Tender Land' opera across Nebraska

Student performers in the UNL Opera program take to the stage for the "Music and Milestones" event at the Lied Center for Performing Arts on Feb. 15.
Craig Chandler | University Communication
Student performers in the UNL Opera program take to the stage for the "Music and Milestones" event at the Lied Center for Performing Arts on Feb. 15.

The Glenn Korff School of Music’s student-led opera will perform "The Tender Land" in three different cities across the state of Nebraska beginning Feb. 27.

Composed by Aaron Copland, the opera takes place in a Depression-era rural community and depicts the life of a young girl, her family and two migrant workers in a coming-of-age tale that reflects the hardworking spirit of the Midwest.

The production is made possible by a major gift from the James C. and Rhonda Seacrest Tour Nebraska Opera Fund.

Dates and locations for the opera's tour include:

  • Friend, Nebraska: 9 a.m. Feb. 27, The Warren Opera House — tickets available by contacting Pam Hromadka-Ernst at 402-366-1132.
  • Wayne, Nebraska: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28, Our Savior Lutheran Church — tickets available at local box office.
  • Ord, Nebraska: 7:30 p.m. March 2, The Golden Husk Theatre — tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students 18 and under and can be purchased by calling The Golden Husk Theatre at 308-730-8133, the Ord Area Chamber Office at 308-728-7875 or by visiting ShopOrd.com.