National Endowment for the Arts Presents Great American Voices at Naval Postgraduate School, October 20
October 20, 2005
Washington, D.C. - The National Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with the United States Navy, presents a performance of opera and musical theater for students at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California on October 20. The performance is part of the NEA's Great American Voices Military Base Tour: Unforgettable Melodies from Opera & Broadway, which celebrates the best of American arts by bringing professional performances of opera and musical theater to 39 military bases nationwide.
The concert will feature performers from The Santa Fe Opera, who will sing selections from popular operas such as Bizet's Carmen and Puccini's La Bohème, as well as highlights from classic American musicals including West Side Story.
Great American Voices Military Base Tour is presented in coordination with the Department of Defense and OPERA America. Great American Voices Military Base Tour is made possible by The Boeing Company.
In addition to the military base tour, the NEA also has produced a compact disc with opera and Broadway excerpts and commentary, to be distributed to audience members and teachers at participating schools. For the latest tour information and sample educational materials, visit www.greatamericanvoices.org.
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