Friday, May 14, 2010

Opera in the Ozarks

The 60th season of Opera in the Ozarks at Inspiration Point, located in Eureka Springs, begins in June in the intimate setting of the outdoor theater at Inspiration Point. Started in 1950 by Dr. Henry Hobart as Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony, the organization offered opera and musical dance workshops conducted under the highest standards for talented college, high school and junior high students. As the focus began shifting largely toward opera, Inspiration Point became Opera in the Ozarks at Inspiration Point. Program alumni have made a mark within the opera field – two have become internationally recognized, 12 have performed with the New York Metropolitan Opera, and a majority have performed with companies from Chicago, Houston, San Francisco, Germany and Switzerland. Special events and performances are scheduled throughout 2010 to mark Opera in the

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