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Friends of the Libraries Sponsor Trip to Glimmerglass Opera

Contact: Karl Luntta (518) 437-4980

ALBANY, N.Y. (June 16, 2004) -- The University at Albany's Friends of the Libraries will sponsor a summer outing to Glimmerglass Opera on July 18, 2004 for Gilbert and Sullivan’s light opera Patience.

Glimmerglass is a critically acclaimed summer festival known for fresh, innovative productions amid celebrated landscapes. “Everything about Glimmerglass…makes opera what it should be but so rarely is: intimate, provocative, utterly involving,” said The New York Times.

First-floor seats and balcony seats are available. Prior to the show, the group will brunch at The Otesaga Hotel.

The cost of the outing, including transportation on an air-conditioned bus, brunch, and the performance, is $125.50 for first-floor seating and $110.50 for balcony seating. For reservations, contact Friends of the Libraries board member Del Cummings, 1976 Curry Road-A104, Schenectady, NY 12303, tel. (518) 356-0377. Reservations are due by July 9, 2004.

Membership in the Friends of the Libraries is open to all who share an enthusiasm for books and a commitment to building for the future of the University Libraries at the University at Albany. For up-to-date information about the University Libraries and the Friends of the Libraries, call (518) 442-3540 or visit the libraries web site.


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