Congratulations to the Purchase Opera for its dual win in the 2012-13 National Opera Association (NOA) Opera Production competition.
The production of Die Fledermaus last spring won first place in Division II while the fall 2012 production of Hansel and Gretel won second place in Division III.
The Conservatory of Music's Voice and Opera Studies program is widely acclaimed for its instruction of vocal technique and musical styles with a strong emphasis on languages studies, stage technique, and movement. According to Jacques Trussel, head of the department, "Our unique and groundbreaking program is virtually the only one on the eastern seaboard that offers opera productions performed predominantly by undergraduates."
The NOA's competition serves to encourage and reward creative, high-quality opera productions in small professional companies and opera training programs, according to their website.
Click here for a complete list of winners.
Photo: Fall 2012 production of Hansel and Gretel