About the Program
The National Endowment for the Arts is pleased to present Great American Voices Military Base Tour: Unforgettable Melodies from Opera & Broadway. Building on the existing partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and the Department of Defense as reflected through projects such as Operation Homecoming and Shakespeare in American Communities, this national initiative will continue our efforts to serve military personnel and their families by providing professional performances of well-known opera and Broadway classics.
From October 2005 through Spring 2007, Great American Voices will feature 24 professional opera companies performing at 39 military bases across the country. Performances will feature selections from popular operas such as Bizet's Carmen and Mozart's Don Giovanni, as well as highlights from classic American musicals including Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific. Performances will be offered at no cost to the base or to audience members. In addition to the performances, participating artists will conduct school visits and pre-concert briefings to familiarize youth and adults with these musical genres.
Great American Voices is presented by the National Endowment for the Arts in cooperation with OPERA America. Great American Voices is made possible by The Boeing Company.
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