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New singers for Faust announced




Due to other commitments, famed opera singer and DU alumnus Hao Jiang Tian (MA ’87) has bowed out of the Lamont School of Music’s inaugural fall opera production of Charles Gounod’s Faust. DU professor and opera director Kenneth Cox, who was scheduled to alternate the role of Mephistopheles with Tian, will not appear in the opera either.

The role of Mephistopheles will now be sung by bassos Derrick Parker and Jamie Offenbach.

Andy Lunsford — the “accidental tenor” who discovered his talent for opera after his Denver-based granite countertop business went bankrupt — will sing the title role.

Faust runs Nov. 3–6 at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $11–$30 and are available through


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