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UAlbany's Friends of the Libraries Sponsor a Trip to Glimmerglass Opera
July 20 Don Giovanni Preceded by Lakeside Buffet at the Otesaga Hotel
Reservations due by July 9, 2003

ALBANY, N.Y. (June 25, 2003) -- The Friends of the Libraries at the University at Albany will sponsor a summer outing to Glimmerglass Opera on July 20, 2003, to hear Mozart's Don Giovanni.

Ben-Ami Lipetz, member of the Board of the Friends of the Libraries, invites individuals to join the group for this stunning performance of Mozart's greatest work. Glimmerglass is a critically acclaimed summer festival known for fresh, highly innovative productions amidst scenic landscapes.

This year, first-floor seats and balcony seats are available. Prior to the opera, the group will enjoy a brunch at The Otesaga Hotel.

The cost of this Glimmerglass outing, including transportation on an air-conditioned bus, brunch, and the opera ticket, is $112 for the first-floor seating and $97 for balcony seating. For reservations, contact Ben-Ami Lipetz, 365 Woodward Road, Nassau, NY 12123 (518-766-3014). Reservations are due by July 9, 2003.

Membership in the Friends of the Libraries is open to anyone who shares an enthusiasm for books and a commitment to building for the future of the University Libraries at the University at Albany.

Established in 1844 and designated a center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages 17,000 diverse students in eight degree-granting schools and colleges. The University is engaged in a $500 million fundraising campaign, the most ambitious in its history, with the goal of placing it among the nation's top 30 public research universities by the end of the decade. For more information about this nationally ranked University, visit

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