Opera in The Ozarks at Inspiration Point
is a unique training program and festival
founded in 1950.
Opera in the Ozarks is located in the northwest corner of Arkansas, seven miles west of beautiful and historic Eureka Springs, on scenic Route 62. One of the most picturesque spots in the south central USA, Inspiration Point is a look-out site perched atop Rock Candy Mountain, between the beautiful White River Valley and Beaver Lake.
Opera in the Ozarks has earned the reputation of being a prominent training program for singers interested in pursuing a career in opera. Our alumni have sung on all the major operatic stages of the world. One of the outstanding features of the program is that every participant is afforded an opportunity to perform in fully produced operas and our younger singers perform in an educational outreach program taken to locations in northwest Arkansas and southwest Missouri. Four weeks of intensive rehearsals under the direction of a professional staff culminate in a month of performances. Because roles are only double cast, artists get a chance to perform their roles multiple times over the course of which they continue to grow and develop.