Students from Trevecca Nazarene University went above and beyond what was necessary for a school research project by creating a fully length opera.
About 70 students from different departments came together to create the original opera.
It was supposed to be a 25 minute, 1 act opera, but it turned into a two hour, two act show called "Requiem for the Living: An Opera."
The entire process started about a year ago, and students were responsible for every aspect of the performance.
They worked on the finishing touches during rehearsals Friday. Students said it was a lot of hard work, but it was a rewarding experience.
“Watching my peers and my friends create something that is true and dear to their hearts and express themselves in the art form they are passionate about, has been the best thing about my education and my life so far,” said production manager Tyler Umpleby.
You can check out the final production at the Noah Liff Opera Center in Nashville Saturday at 7 p.m.
Tickets are available at the door.