That is the number of free performances Nevada Opera produced in 12 days for Artown this July. From our popular “Opera in Blue Jeans” show in Wingfield Park, to performing a children’s opera at the Boys and Girls Club, we expanded our Artown programs to broaden our exposure and build new audiences.
We had overflowing crowds at all our performances, including children’s shows that were performed at the Terry Lee Wells Discovery Museum, Sarah Winnemucca Elementary School, and the Hawkins Amphitheater at Bartley Ranch -- in addition to the Boys and Girls Club.
Because of these shows and our new Studio Programs, many local youth were able to perform, giving them stage experience and self confidence. They were also able to work with ten singers from New York who came to Reno and shared their skills and talents. Over 1000 guests enjoyed great music and heard some of the finest young opera stars in America perform in Reno.
How did we pull off ten shows in 12 days? In January, we hired a new, dynamic General Director, Monica Harte, who assembled an incredible team of singers, musicians, and directors to create seven unique shows. She also created the Studio Programs --- Youth Program for kids, tweens and teens and Resident Artist Program for young professional opera singers.
For details and more photos,click on a highlighted selection below
- July 4th - Fireworks at the Piano at Steinway Gallery
Four world-class pianists presented dazzling and explosive selections
- July 7th - Die Fledermaus at Fuego
Wine tapas and song at Fuego
- July 8th - Opera Shorts at Steinway Gallery
Nine eclectic operas in one evening. They're great, click to see why
- July 11th - House at Hawkins Amphitheater, Bartley Ranch
Sci-fi opera for the family with a positive message. Also July 13th at the Boys and Girls Club
- July 13th and 14th - The Great Grey Ghost of Old Spook Lane at Sarah Winnemuca School (13th)
and the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum (14th)
A children's musical about accepting people and their differences
- July 13th - Wingfield Park
Nevada Opera Chorus performed before a screening of the Marx Brothers A Night at the Opera.
- July 15th - McKinley Art Center, Art Paws with PetFolio magazine
NVO terms up with publisher of PetFolio singing songs about animals.
- July 15th - Opera in Blue Jeans at Wingfield Park
NVO's traditional Artown performance. Act II of Die Fledermaus