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Two operas in one-act bites

The University of South Florida Opera Theater is offering opera of a different sort in its performances of A Game of Chance and The Bewitched Child.

The two one-act shows, performed under the direction of assistant professor Theresa D'Aiuto Andrasy, are based on fantasy and morality tales.

A Game of Chance, composed by Seymour Barab, focuses on three female knitters who crave wealth, fame and love. After fate grants their desires, each learns that wish fulfillment carries unexpected consequences.

The second opera, The Bewitched Child, composed by Maurice Ravel, is about a bad-tempered child who is taught a lesson about compassion and consideration by the inanimate objects and animals he has abused.

Performances will run Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m. All are in University Theater 2.

Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students and seniors. For more information, call the USF Theater box office at (813) 974-2323.

_ JONATHAN MILTON

A Game of Chance, above, is one of two one-act operas performed by the University of South Florida Opera Theater. It focuses on three female knitters who crave wealth, fame and love, and learn the consequence of wish fulfillment. The opera will be performed with The Bewitched Child.

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