Toledo Symphony staging epic performance

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TOLEDO (WTVG) - You may not be familiar with the title, but you'll undoubtedly recognize the first few notes of Carmina Burana.

An over-the-top operatic chorus belts out O Fortuna! in countless movies, television shows, video games, and commercials.

Now, you can hear and see the origin of that ubiquitous vocal sample.

The Toledo Symphony Orchestra is collaborating with several choruses from Bowling Green State University to provide an earth-shaking blast of opera, belted from 200 performers inside the Peristyle at The Toledo Museum of Art.

The Toledo Ballet will act out the storyline of Carmina Burana while three solo vocalists narrate the story as the musical progresses.

It's all part of the collaborative community effort championed by the Music Director of the TSO, conductor Alain Trudel.

Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For tickets, contact the TSO Box Office: 419-246-8000.