‘Martha’ Brings Romance, Comedy and Opera to Oakland University Stage

Oakland University’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance will present Martha, a romantic comedy opera by Friedrich von Flotow, on January 9, 11, 13 and 14 in Varner Recital Hall. Filled with beautiful music, charming choruses and timeless operatic confusion, Martha tells the tale of Lady Harriet Durham, a maid-of-honor to Queen Anne, and her confidante, Nancy. Bored with court life in the early 1800’s, the pair decides to attend a fair in Richmond, England, where girls hire themselves out … [Read more...]