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“THE PLAY OF DANIEL is nothing less than a medieval opera. It originated at the Beauvais Cathedral, in the mid 1100s and was performed by students at the Cathedral school, led by teachers known as Goliards, until the later 1200s,” says Eugene Enrico, OU Reaugh Professor of Musicology and conductor of the opera.

The University of Oklahoma School of Music presents The Play of Daniel, as part of the Sutton Concert Series at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 23, in the Grayce B. Kerr Gothic Hall of the Catlett Music Center. “The Play of Daniel dramatizes two stories from the Book of Daniel in the Bible: Belshazzar’s Feast, the Handwriting on the Wall, and Daniel’s interpretation of the handwriting, prophesying that Belshazzar’s kingdom is doomed. The second story involves Daniel coming to the court of the new King Darius, his entrapment by the Envious Counselors, his being cast into the lion’s den, his protection by an Angel of God, and his prophesy of the Nativity.
“We feel privileged to have an outstanding cast including Rodney Westbrook as Daniel; Les Flanagan as Belshazzar and Habakkuk; Nicole Robertson as Belshazzar’s Queen; Andrew Wannigman as Darius; and Skye Singleton as the Angel. Tina Kambour, choreographer, and Bill Ferrara, stage director, also collaborated on the production. Lloyd Cracknell arranged the costumes and masks,” noted Enrico. A medieval band featuring medieval fiddle, bass gamba, troubadour harp, psaltery, lute, medieval flute, recorders and a battery of percussion will accompany the singers.
All Sutton Series performances are in OU’s Catlett Music Center, 500 W. Boyd, in your OU Arts District! Tickets are $9 for adults and $5 for students, faculty, staff and senior adults, and $10 at the door.  For tickets and up-to-date information call the Fine Arts Box Office at (405) 325-4101.
Please visit for a full calendar of events and performances at the School of Music. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution. For accommodations on the basis of disability, please call the Box Office at (405) 325-4101.

See you in the OU Arts District!
From the press release

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