6th annual Festival of One-Act Operas @ NOVA Center for the Performing Arts | March 29-31, April 5-7: 7:30pm, F/SA performances; 2pm, SU matinees

NOVA Center for the Performing Art will be producing their sixth annual Festival of One-Act Operas March 29th through the 31st and April 5th through the 7th. Chosen for the 2019 Season is Bastien und Bastienne and A Musical Evening at the Choufluerí’s

Bastien und Bastienne - by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Bastienne thinks she has been abandoned by Bastien. She is convinced the young lover has abandoned her. Desperate and tormented, the young shepherdess seeks help from the wise and benevolent old soothsayer Colas. He reassures her of Bastien’s feelings for her and suggests that she feign indifference. Colas persuades the fickle lover that only magic will bring back Bastien. After one last quarrel between the lovers, the couple reconcile and loves returns for good!

A Musical Evening at the Choufleurí’s - by Jacques Offenbach. Mr. Choufleuriģ is about to present a big, expensive musical for all of Paris when his three principal singers defect from the project. Last-minute replacements are provided by Mr. Choufleurí’s daughter, Ernestine; her lover, Babylas (whom Ernestine sneaks into the event); and Mr. Choufleurí himself. Having helped to save Choufleurí’s event, Babylas persuades Choufleurí to grant him Ernestine’s hand in marriage.

Tickets are on sale at www.novabillings.org or through the Box Office at 406.591.9535.