|18 to 40; college & pre-professional|
Opera in the Ozarks at Inspiration Point is a unique training program and festival founded in 1950.
Affiliated with the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC), Opera in the Ozarks has earned the reputation of being a prominent training program for all 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, a scenes program or an educational outreach program taken to the several areas in Northwest Arkansas. Four weeks of intensive rehearsals under the direction of a professional staff culminate in a month of performances over the course of which the artists continue to grow and develop.
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.
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THIS PROGRAM
Three fully staged operas, with 7 performances each, double cast, with professional orchestra, costumes, sets, and lighting in beautiful northwest Arkansas mountains. All roles cast with emerging artists and studio artists. Each cast gets at least 3 performances, allowing growth in the roles.
Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony, Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Training program & opportunities for aspiring young opera singers.
AGE & LEVEL
18 to 40; college & pre-professional; audition required
AUDITION REQUIRED? Required
COST $4750 for 2018
Studio artists tuition is $3500; financial aid is available and based on need. Cost includes meals and housing but does not include transportation to and from campus or cost of scores.
Thomas Cockrell, Robert Swedberg
Thomas Cockrell, Artistic Director; Nancy J. Preis, General Director
16311 HIghway 62 West
Eureka Springs, AR 72632