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Season opens with Nov. 14 production

Opera kicks off season with `Faust`

The Mississippi Opera Association will open its 54th season Sat., Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m., at Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson, with Gounod’s “Faust.”

Tenor Michael Hayes will make his Mississippi Opera debut in the title role. Hayes has been a leading tenor with the New York City Opera for the past five years. Other performers include soprano Helen Todd as Marguerite, bass-baritone Dean Elzinga as Mephistopheles and baritone Gary Lehman as Valentin.

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