Carmen: A Masterpiece for the Ages

by Don DagenaisIt is one of the paradoxes of musical history that the shy, bespectacled Frenchman Georges Bizet was creator of Carmen , the story of the sensuous and tempestuous gypsy woman whose life, full of crime and violence, ends in one of the most dramatic of all stage murders. But such are the curiosities […]

Opera in the Ozarks Opens June 13 with a Season Featuring Powerful Women

The 67th season of Opera in the Ozarks at Inspiration Point will open on Friday, June 23 with a performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. On the following night, Opera in the Ozarks will perform Carlyle Floyd’s American classic Susannah, and the third premiere will be on Tuesday, June 27, of George […]

Good News Letter

Here is our latest newsletter in PDF. May 2017 Good News Letter Part 1 May 2017 Good News Letter Part 2

Call for Alumni News!

Hey alumni, what are you up to?  Please email Nancy with photos and details about your life and work after OIO.  What’s news with you? We want to know!  Email us today and see your news right here! Based on your stories, our assistant ghostwriter diplomarbeit will write an article for our blog.

Director’s Note: Our Sixty-Seventh Season!

General Director’s note: Planning for our 67th season is well underway.  As you can see in Tom Cockrell’s letter, most of the musical and production staff is already committed to return.  We are still searching for some positions, but I am confident that Tom will once again assemble a strong team.  On the campus staff, […]

Opera in the Ozarks at Inspiration Point

Congratulations to OIO Director of Production and Lighting Designer Richard Dunham on being inducted this morning as a USITT Fellow at the 2017 annual conference! This is a tremendous professional honor. Bravo, Rich!! USITT reports: Rich Dunham is the epitome of the USITT member who deserves recognition for professional accomplishments and active, ongoing contributions to […]