The first Fine Arts colony session was held in 1950 for four weeks. … All opera roles would be performed in their entirety by the students; no lead singers would be brought in to sing the principal roles.

The theme of Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony would be (and still is today) “The students are the stars”.Read more History

Performances 2014

2014-season-adOpera in the Ozarks’ 64th Season has been announced:

“The 64th Season of Opera in the Ozarks promises to be one of the most splendid yet. This year’s repertoire is outstanding with something for everyone…” – Dr. Thomas Cockrell, Artistic Director

June 20 – July 18

  • Mozart / Così fan tutte
  • Puccini / Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi
  • Sondheim / Into the Woods

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A Taste of Opera

A Taste of Opera

Opera in the Ozarks cordially invites you to celebrate the opening of our 63th season with a Memorable Evening of Fabulous Food and Incredible Entertainment by Opera in the Ozarks Singers…… at ‘A Taste of Opera’, Thursday, May 8, 2014 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Pratt Place Inn (Magnolia Dining Room) in Fayetteville, AR.

Tickets are $60 each. To purchase tickets call (479) 253-8595 or buy tickets online.

Reserve Tickets for 64th season of
OPERA IN THE OZARKS - 22 Performances & Gala Concert
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  • Sponsorship
  • Your Opera Experience
  • Art in Opera

Since 1950, Opera in the Ozarks has provided artists with an intensive development experience while giving audiences a four-week season of quality performances of the world’s greatest operas.

Sponsorship Opportunities:

2014 Season sponsorship opportunities in the program and on the website will be available soon. Please check back or contact Janie Clark.

audience-pirates-editWhether you’re attending your first opera, it’s your first time at Opera in the Ozarks, or your first time in the beautiful Ozarks mountains; we want you to feel comfortable and have a sense of what to expect. We also want you to get the most out of our unique experience and so we’ve anticipated and answered a few questions …Read More.

art-inspiredbyoperaSince 2009, Opera in the Ozarks at Inspiration Point has hosted the ‘Art in Opera’ Fine Art Group Show exhibit by Eureka Springs area artists concurrent with the performance season.

Many of the artists donate prints of their work to the student performers, and also set aside a portion of the proceeds from their sales for a scholarship fund for our summer program. The group showing includes exhibiting paintings in acrylic, oil, watercolor, beading, ceramic tiles, and fine art photography.

Artwork is available for purchase. 10% of sale price is donated to the Scholarship Fund. Learn More

“…how I grew through Penzance and Butterfly, and I wouldn’t have gotten that chance to grow if it weren’t for you (OiO)! I feel so privileged to have been in those shows… THANK YOU! It really is an amazing place…and I don’t think we quite realize our artistic growth until we’ve ended at OIO, and are back to our very different realities.

- Bille Bruley

Alumni Quote

Bille Bruley