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The performance will conclude with three scenes from graduate student CJ Madsen’s opera based on chapters from the Book of Mormon

The School of Music will embrace the Valentine’s season in the annual performance of some of the most compelling scenes in opera history.

“We’ve named this year’s Opera Scenes program ‘Facets of Love,’” said director Joshua Lindsay. “Whether it’s a comedic moment or an expression of heartbreak, love is the string that ties these scenes together.”

In addition to composers like Mozart, Puccini, Strauss and Leonard Bernstein, Lindsay is looking forward to showcasing the work of BYU graduate student CJ Madsen in three scenes from “He Shall Prepare a Way” — a full-length opera based on the story of Lehi’s family in the first seven chapters of the Book of Mormon.

“I’ve been working with CJ for the last couple of years and am excited to be workshopping this opera,” said Lindsay. “We’re going to be hearing these Book of Mormon stories in a new way. It’s also unique to perform work by a living composer and get to hear his thoughts when he comes to rehearsal.”

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