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Opera: 'Karkinos'

Professor Jacob Bancks' opera "Karkinos" will be performed by the Quad City Symphony Orchestra, in conjunction with the Living Proof Exhibit.

This multi-media work features chamber orchestra, vocal soloists and choir. It depicts the story of a beautiful empress who is forced into battle with the unseen monster Karkinos the night before her coronation.

Living Proof Exhibit will host a small art exhibition before and after the performance in the lobby featuring the works of a range of LPE artists. There will be a pre-performance talk at 6:30 p.m.

"Karkinos" was co-commissioned by Living Proof Exhibit and inspired by more than 30 in-person interviews with people whose lives have been impacted by cancer.

The production includes a number of Augustana community members:

Shelley Cooper, stage director
Deb Dakin, viola
Ellen Dixon, costumer
Kelly Hill, mezzo-soprano
Ben Holmes, chorus
Maureen Holmes, chorus
Jon Hurty, chorus
Sonja Hurty, chorus
Sabrina Tabby, violin
Marc Zyla, horn


Bartlett Performing Arts Center

3600 Avenue of the Cities
Moline, IL 61265
United States

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$30; $10 for students

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