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SINGERS NEEDED FOR SUMMER OPERA -- The University of Iowa Opera Theater is seeking singers for its summer production of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic operetta "The Mikado," scheduled for performances July 25 and 27.

Both solo singers and chorus members are needed.

Although some roles have already been cast by UI music students, the following roles remain open: Pitti-Sing , a vivacious young alto who must be able to sing down to a good low G; Pooh-Bah, the comically pompous "Lord High Everything Else," a baritone or bass; Pish-Tush, a "noble lord," a bass-baritone; and the title role, a bass.

Anyone interested in auditioning for these solo roles should contact Beaumont Glass, the director of the Opera Theater, at (319) 335-1669, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 2:30-3:30 p.m. weekdays; or at (319) 338-0447, where there is an answering machine.

Chorus auditions will be held on the evening of June 11, starting at 7 p.m. in the Opera Rehearsal Room of the Voxman Music Building on the UI campus. Interested singers are asked to come to the auditions; no prior registration is required. For further information about the chorus, call (319) 335-1667.

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PRINT MAKER WILL SPEAK APRIL 20 -- Artist Adele Henderson, an associate professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo, will speak about her work in a free public lecture at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 20, in Room E109 of the University of Iowa Art Building.

Henderson will be a visiting artist in printmaking at the UI School of Art and Art History for five days, April 20-24.

In addition to her lecture, Henderson will develop and print a small-edition color lithograph with the assistance of UI printmaking students during her visit to the UI campus. This work will take place in morning and afternoon work sessions each day of Henderson's visit. The sessions, in Room E126 of the Art Building, will be open to anyone interested in observing the techniques and progress of the studio work.

In her prints, drawings and paintings, Henderson creates layers with diverse images such as archaic scientific instruments, machines of unknown origin, fantastic organisms and internal organs. Her work is included in the collections of the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City and the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery in Lincoln, Neb., as well as several university art museums around the country.