University of Missouri-St. Louis students (from left) Hannah Gale, Christian Bradley, Connor Mullenshlader, Vanessa Tessereau, Rachel Anthonis, Sam Brown, Rita Schien, and Andrew Utz rehearse a selection from Mozart‘s “The Marriage of Figaro” as UMSL Opera Theatre Interim Director Karen Kanakis leads them from the front row. The students were preparing for a free concert at 2 p.m. Thursday in the 2023 Opera Workshop Fall Showcase at the E. Desmond and Mary Ann Lee Theater at the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center. The Opera Workshop is a semester long class, open to all students. The spring 2024 showcase will be a full production.
Bushra Zaidi and Lorne St. Christopher II are two of seven students in the UMSL/Washington University Joint Undergraduate Engineering Program currently taking part in the program, which launched last year.