Young Vic to perform 'Princess Ida'

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July 01, 1992|By Linell Smith | Linell Smith,Staff Writer

The Young Victorian Theatre Company is presenting Gilbert and Sullivan's "Princess Ida," an operetta with a feminist theme, July 9-11 and July 16-18 in Centennial Hall at Bryn Mawr School on West Melrose Avenue. All performances begin at 8:15 p.m. Tickets are $18.50 for general admission, $17 for seniors and patrons and $12 for children. For details, call (410) 323-3077.

The company, now in its 22nd season, recently received endowment grants totaling $10,000 from the Jacob and Annita France Foundation and the Robert G. and Anne M. Merrick Foundation as well as grants from the Baltimore Community Foundation and the Yale and Peggy Gordon Foundation. This year's annual operating budget is $60,000.

Tenor signed

The renowned Italian opera tenor Carlo Bergonzi will sing the role of Nemorino in the Baltimore Opera Company's 1993 production of Donizetti's "L'Elisir D'Amore," according to the company's general director, Michael Harrison.

Mr. Bergonzi replaces tenor Chris Merritt. Mr. Merritt, a Baltimore resident, has been released from his

contract to sing at the Opera de la Bastille in Paris.

Performances of "L'Elisir D'Amore" have been rescheduled for March 27 and 31 and April 2 and 4. For details, call (410) 685-0692.

Volunteers sought

If you are interested in becoming a docent at the Baltimore Museum of Art, call the museum's department of education and community at (410) 396-6320. Docents are volunteers who lead school groups and adults on tours of the permanent collections and special exhibitions. Deadline for application is July 15.

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