History

History

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 2015

Opera in the Ozarks’ 65th Season has been announced:

“The 65th 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

Our newly air-conditioned, outdoor venue at Inspiration Point uniquely lends itself to an intimate look at each of the acclaimed operas of the 2015 repertoire:

June 19 – July 17, 2015

Offenbach / The Tales of Hoffmann
Verdi / La Traviata
Rossini / La Cenerentola (Cinderella)

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Opera Program Overview

Opera Program Overview

Opera in the Ozarks at Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony (IPFAC) is an intensive eight-week summer training and performance program for young singers, selected from competitive national auditions.

Artists are trained, conducted, coached and encouraged by a supportive, professional staff. Included is all training, coaching, workshops, and nurturing required to present opera in full production—scenery, lights, costumes, wigs—accompanied by an orchestra. Read more

2015 Artist Applications now being accepted
DEADLINE FEB 1st
Apply Now!
  • Artistic Director
  • Auditions
  • Orchestra

thomas-cockrell-webConductor Thomas Cockrell was appointed artistic director of Opera in the Ozarks in October 2010. No stranger to Inspiration Point, Cockrell served as the Opera’s music director for the 2003, 2004 and 2005 seasons. Read More

Deadline for receipt of applications for live auditions is four days before the proposed audition. Final application deadline and the priority deadline for submitting a DVD or You Tube posting is February 1.

Click to learn more about audition requirements and dates….Read More

opera in the ozarks orchestraThe Opera in the Ozarks Orchestra consists of professional and advanced student musicians from across the country. After the intense preparation period and the three mainstage operas have opened, opportunities for chamber music, chamber orchestra, practice and relaxation abound. Read 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