Lansing student gets part in Washburn stage production
Washburn University student Robert Hanson, Lansing, will be a member of the chorus in performances of “Carmen Condensed,” an adaptation of Georges Bizet’s 1875 opera classic, “Carmen,” scheduled for April 8 and 9 at White Concert Hall.
Bullfighters, gypies and vibrant melodies will highlight both performances which begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 general admission, $5 seniors and students free with valid identification. The event is presented by the Washburn University Opera Theatre.
Hanson is a tenor and is a member of the Choir and the Washburn Singers. He has also portrayed the role of Nanki-Poo in performances of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera, “The Mikado,” the role of Bardolofo in the presentation of scenes from Act II, Scene 2 of Verdi’s opera “Falstaff” and was a member of the chorus for Act I of Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville.”
He is a senior and is majoring in music, with a concentration in music education.