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3:02 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Tulsa Opera Presents "The Most Happy Fella" (Starring Kim Josephson)

On February 23rd, March 1st, and March 3rd, Tulsa Opera will present Frank Loesser's masterful "Broadway opera" --- as some have called it --- "The Most Happy Fella," with all three performances happening at the Tulsa PAC. A classic American musical that dates back to the middle 1950s, "The Most Happy Fella" is the show that gave us the beloved pop tunes "Standing on the Corner" and "Big D." Our guest on StudioTulsa is the internationally renowned baritone --- and current associate professor of voice at the University of Oklahoma --- Kim Josephson, who stars in this production. An experienced and highly versatile talent who routinely appears with the world's leading opera companies, Josephson has given well over 200 performances thus far in his career, appearing in such notable roles as the title character in "Rigoletto," Germont in "La Traviata," Enrico in "Lucia di Lammermoor," and Belcore in "L'Elisir d'Amore" for the Metropolitan Opera. He has also appeared at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, most notably as Eddie Carbone in the world premiere of William Bolcom's "A View from the Bridge" (based on the play by Arthur Miller). Josephson looks back on his impressive, still-in-progress career in music on our program today, and also previews his performance (as Tony) in Tulsa Opera's current offering. (For more about this new staging of "The Most Happy Fella," including details on ticket availability and show times, please see this link.)

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