Vocal Artist Information

Emerging Artists Program

OIO Emerging Artists are cast in the principal roles of the three mainstage productions and sing three to four performances of each role during the four-week festival season. Many artists perform multiple roles but because roles are only double cast, artists are assured of the opportunity to grow into their roles through multiple performances. Emerging Artists also sing in the chorus (but are involved in only two of three productions) and the Broadway Cabaret. Many contribute to OIO outreach activities. A trio of singers may be invited to participate in pre-season outreach programs with beginning early/mid-May.

Dr. Dulcamara (Andrew Hallam) hawks his dubious adult beverage to the locals in 2023's production of L'elisir d'amore
2022 Studio Artists in the outreach production of John Davies' Pinocchio (The Opera)

Studio Artists Program

OIO Studio Artists are the younger, not-yet-as-experienced company members, undergraduate vocalists but by the end of the summer, they no longer lack lots of significant performance experience. Studio Artists are featured in the very popular, one-hour outreach production (Davies’ Little Red’s Most Unusual Day for 2024) which is performed for hundreds of children and families throughout Northwest Arkansas. Previous productions have included Monkey See, Monkey Do, The Magic Flute, Jack and the Beanstalk, Pinocchio, Cinderella, The Opera Games, When Toys Talk (adaptation of Ravel’s L’Enfant et les sortilèges) and The Pirates of Penzance.

Studio artists are often cast in secondary or featured-chorus roles in the mainstage productions, sing in the chorus and are featured in the Broadway Cabaret. They partake fully in lessons, classes and all other enrichment activities at The Point.


Dates, Fees & Transportation

All vocal artists will be in residence at Inspiration Point from Wednesday, May 22 until the morning of Saturday, July 20. The cost of the 8-week program is $5000 for the Emerging Artist program, $4000 for the Studio Artist program. Scholarship assistance is available. The tuition covers accommodations and meals. Transportation to Opera in the Ozarks is the responsibility of participants.


Inspiration Point Fine Arts
16311 US-62
Eureka Springs, AR 72632

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Opera in the Ozarks
P O Box 127
Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632


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