Vol. 4, No. 7
North Carolina School of the Arts
November 17, 1969
Voice Dept. To Present
Gaetano Donizetti's comic opera
Don Pasquale, will be presented by
the School of Music at the North
Carolina School of the Arts at 8:15
p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 24 and
25, in the Main Auditorium at the
school. Admission will be charged
($1.00 for students, through college,
and $2.00 for adults). Reservations
can be made by calling the school
box office (784-7170), which will be
open from 2 to 7 p.m., beginning
Monday, Nov. 17.
Don Pasquatej composed in 1843,
is one of Donizetti's three best
known operas (the other two - Luaia
de Lcarmevmoor and Elisir d’Amove).
The plot of the three-act opera
centers around the elderly bachelor
Don Pasquale and his disapproval of
marriage between the young widow Nor-
ina and his nephew Ernesto. Compli
cations and comic scenes develop when
the disguised Norina becomes a
prospective mate for Don Pasquale.
The opera will be sung in English.
William Beck of the voice de
partment faculty is stage director
for the opera. He is a member of
the New York City Opera Company.
Norman Johnson, conductor of the
Denver Lyric Opera at Denver, Colo.,
is musical director. Johnson, who
was resident choral director last
year at the School of the Arts, is
now a member of the visiting faculty.
He was musical director of Cosi
fan TuttBj the opera presented last
year at the school. He will conduct
Don Pasquale with a 24-piece
orchestra from the school.
Don’t Like Your
Job? ‘Quit, Man’
More and more, collegians have
no intention of working at careers
the way their fathers do.
If the boss gets nasty, if he
wants you to transfer, if he doesn't
come up with a raise - quit. You
can always get another job.
A fast-growing attitude is that
work is necessary for awhile, but
life's real satisfactions are to be
found with your hi-fi set, home life,
family and friends.
This is on the authority of an
interview with as good a spokesman
for his generation as any. Peter
Sandman, a graduate student at Stan
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TO THE EDITOR OF THE N.C. ESSAY
Needed - An M. D.
by Ronald Pol lock
I applaud the use of the Essay
as an open forum. Soap boxes are
important to a healthy community.
Our NCSA community has many open
sores, but then, of course, the very
young in headlong pursuit of life,
seldom pass an hour without a new
bruise, scrape, or cut. Let us cry
loudly when we are hurt - it re
lieves our feelings - but let us also
be glad we are alive. Let us be
glad we have the energy to hurt our
selves and sensitive nerve ends to
locate and identify the cause of
our pain, and let us strive for the
intelligence and maturity necessary
to apply the best available medi
cation that our sores may heal and
We are pioneers on a new fron
tier, my friends, and there are no
doctors available to apply their ex
perience with magic potions or the
scalpel. Our survival and develop
ment depends upon keeping ourselves
healthy. As many have said, in var
ious ways, a sensitive communications
system is essential. To avoid
bruised knees and broken bones the
head must know what the various
appendages are doing and exercise
some control over them. Inversely,
the appendages must send pertinent
information to the nerve center.
The brain cannot avoid forcing the
body headlong into the briars if the
sharp sting of the thorns is not
communicated back to the brain in a
form it can accept and respond to.
A message that something is wrong
The fourth annual presentation
of the Nutaraoker Ballet will be pre
sented by the School of Dance of the
North Carolina School of the Arts at
Reynolds Auditorium on Saturday, Dec.
13, at 2 and 8 p.m. and on Sunday,
Dec. 14, at 2 and 6 p.m. The produc
tion is under the direction of Robert
Lindgren, Dean of the School of Dance.
The Winston-Salem Symphony, with
John luele, conductor, will play the
Tschaikowsky music for the ballet.
This is the first time that "live"
music has been used for Nutcracker
performances in Winston-Salem.
The Winston-Salem Symphony Guild
is in charge of ticket sales and pro-
Christina Giannini, New York
scenery and costume designer, who
was in residence at the School of
the Arts for three years, is here to
design the scenery for Don Pasqvale.
She has been on the faculty as resi
dent and visiting designer since
the school opened in 1965. She is
the niece of the late Dr. Vittorio
Giannini, first president of the
School of the Arts.
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motion. Mrs. Edward Pleasants and
Mrs. Robert Carlisle are co-chairmen
for the guild.
Tickets will be sold at the
Winston-Salem Symphony office, 610
Coliseum Drive. They will be sold by
mail and to those coming to the
office, not by telephone. The office
will be open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Nov. 10 through Nov. 21. For the past
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