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May 2018 Newsletter
Auditions for the 2018 Opera in the Ozarks company begin in December (Ann Arbor, Indiana, Chicago, Kansas City) and continue through January (New York, Boston, Norman, Dallas, Houston, Tucson, Denver, San Francisco). YouTube, DVD and online applications are accepted until February 1. Complete audition information is found HERE
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 […]
by Don Dagenais It 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 […]
Marcellina in The Marriage of Figaro has become a specialty of(OIO 1984), who has recently sung it in Houston and Kansas City. The mezzo was also in Andrea Chenier for the San Francisco Opera in September.
The Florentine Opera of Milwaukee had Katrina Thurman (OIO 1997) in its cast for The Barber of Seville last month, singing the role of Berta.
Baritone Gregory Wascoe (OIO 1999) sang in The Mikado for the Mississippi Opera last year, where he also performed in Sondheim’s Into the Woods. His career has mostly been in the musical theater, where in recent years he has performed Pontius Pilate in and Emile DeBeque in South Pacifc, among other musical theater roles