UTC presents a night at the opera in one acts


* What: "An Evening of One Acts."* When: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2-3.* Where: Roland Hayes Concert Hall, UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St.* Admission: $10 adults, $7 students and seniors.* Phone: 425-4269.* Website: www.utc.edu/Academic/Music/Events.php.

The best-laid schemes of mice and men, wrote the poet Robert Burns, often go awry.

So then do the best-laid schemes of university opera program directors.

Perry Ward, assistant professor of music and director of opera at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, said he had originally planned to present an evening of three intermezzos, but casting "didn't quite work out that way."

Instead, Ward and the UTC Opera will present "An Evening of One Acts."

The evening begins with "The Perfect Wife," by American composer Seymour Barab, an adaptation of "La Serva Padrona" by Giovanni Pergolesi.