The KU Opera's 2010 production of "The Sorrows of Young Werther" received Honorable Mention from the National Opera Association's Production Competition for 2009-2010. "Werther" ran in January 2010 led by KU Opera stage director Kathleen Belcher and musical director Mark Ferrell.
The goal of this NOA's production competition is to reward high quality opera productions in opera training programs and small professional opera companies. The entries are typically divided into five categories, based on the production budget, size of program and the level of vocal training of the cast. Awards were presented at the NOA conference in San Antonio, TX, on January 9.
The National Opera Association was founded in 1955 and seeks to promote a greater appreciation of opera and music theatre, to enhance pedagogy and performing activities, and to increase performance opportunities by supporting projects that improve the scope and quality of opera.
For more information, contact the KU School of Music at 785-864-9742 or visit music.ku.edu.