National Endowment for the Arts Presents Great American Voices at Camp Pendleton, January 24
January 24, 2006
Washington, D.C. - The National Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with the United States Marine Corps, presents a performance of opera and musical theater for military personnel at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, California on Tuesday, January 24. 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 the San Diego Opera Ensemble, the professional young singers program at San Diego Opera. They will sing selections from popular operas such as Bizet’s Carmen, and highlights from classic American musicals such as Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific. In addition, the performers will present a program to teach area elementary school students about opera.
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.
The San Diego Opera Ensemble performs for Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton
The San Diego Opera Ensemble, which will visit three bases as part of the Great American Voices tour, will perform on January 24 at 7:00 p.m. at the Base Training Center Theater. This performance is free and open to all individuals with base access. For more information, contact Camp Pendleton MCCS at 760-763-0679.
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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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