National Endowment for the Arts Presents Great American Voices at Fort Carson, January 25
January 25, 2006
Washington, D.C. - The National Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with the United States Army, presents a performance of opera and musical theater for military personnel at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Wednesday, January 25. 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 evening concert will feature performers from Opera Colorado, who will sing selections from popular operas such as Bizet’s Carmen and Mozart’s Così fan tutte, as well as favorite songs from classic American Broadway musicals.
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.
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.
Opera Colorado performs for Fort Carson
Members of Opera Colorado will perform Great American Voices on January 25 at 6:00 p.m. at the Freedom Performing Arts Center at Fort Carson (Building 1129). This performance is open to both military and the public. The Great American Voices concert is free, however tickets must be reserved by calling 719-526-1456.
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About the National Endowment for the Arts
This year, the National Endowment for the Arts marks its 40th anniversary of leadership in the arts. The NEA is a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts - both new and established - bringing the arts to all Americans, and providing leadership in arts education. Established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government, the Arts Endowment is the largest national funder of the arts, bringing great art to all 50 states, including rural areas, inner cities, and military bases.
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