Opera in the Ozarks

March 27th, 2011 by Sam Feldman

Close to our inn and celebrating 61 years, 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, an evening 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 lead to a culminating month of performances over the course of which the season 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 siteĀ  perched atop Rock Candy Mountain, between the beautiful White River Valley and Beaver Lake.

The Opera’s 2011 season starts Friday, June 24th, with Die Fledermaus, by Johann Strauss, Jr. The season runs through July 23rd and also features Little Women, by Mark Adamo, and Le Nozza di Figaro, by Mozart (sung in Italian). These are incredible performances done by up and coming young opera stars – don’t miss it!

Warmest regards,

Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie, too!


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