Opera in the Ozarks is thrilled to announce its 68th season, featuring young artists at the start of their professional careers. The 2018 season will begin on June 22 and conclude on July 20 and will feature performances of Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia, Johann Strauss Jr.’s Die Fledermaus, and Douglas Moore’s The Ballad of Baby Doe. The Rossini opera will be performed in Italian with English supertitles. The other two productions will be in English, with the Strauss opera using an English translation by former Opera in the Ozarks General Director, Vern Sutton.
The children’s opera performed at outreach events has not been chosen yet and will be announced at a later date.
Audition dates for the Opera in the Ozarks competitive program will be announced in the fall. Over 3000 singers and musicians have attended Opera in the Ozarks and graduates of the program grace the stages of the world’s finest opera houses, teach in the finest music schools and universities, and enhance the musical and theatrical culture around the world. Artists are selected for the program purely on merit and potential, not on national origin, ethnic background, religious affiliation, sexual identity, or race.