Because Life’s Too Short Not to Experience Something Different

Amahl and the Night Visitors

Co-produced with Chamber Music Amarillo at the Fibonacci Building November 9th, 10th, 11th, 2012

Amahl, a disabled shepherd boy-turned beggar and his mother, have a chance encounter with three foreign kings following a star in their search for a wondrous child. Amahl and his mother's good fortune results in a timeless and inspiring message of how faith, charity, unselfish love and good deeds can work miracles. Produced with Chamber Music Amarillo at the Fibonacci Building.

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She Never Lost a Passenger

School Performances Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 10am and 1pm
Public Performance Friday, February 8th, 2013 at 7:30pm

Performance for the public on Feb. 8th. One woman's escape to freedom along the Underground Railroad provides a tapestry for an extraordinary musical tale. Through her courageous leadership and solace, raising the spirits of fellow travelers through song, Harriet Tubman never lost a passenger.

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Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 7:30pm
Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 2:30pm

Set by Julia Noulin-Mérat, Costumes by Tony award-nominee Patricia McGourty, Directed by E. Loren Meeker with Conductor Braden Toan. An unassuming Candide is exiled for romancing the Baron's daughter only to be inflicted by a series of bizzare hardships that challenge his outlook on love and life. Featuring the music of Leonard Bernstein with contributions from the greatest lyricists of the 20th century, this outrageous musical satire will leave you enchanted.

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Musica Variada

School Performances Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 10am and 1pm
Public Performance Friday, May 24, 2013 at 7:30pm

Public performance is May 24th. Performances for the area schools will be on May 23rd. Amarillo Opera's annual Musica Variada features Hispanic talent in a variety of musical styles, including classical, folk, pop, country western, mariachi, and opera. This popular musical variety concert is an annual favorite with our regional audience. Come celebrate the rich diversity of the Texas Panhandle in an evening of music and song honoring the importance of Latino and Hispanic culture in our lives.

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Madama Butterfly

This event took place on Sept. 29th and 30th of 2012
Broadcast on KACV-TV on Friday, December 21, 2012 at 7:00pm
Rebroadcast Sunday, December 23, 2012 Check local listings for times

Sets by Jean-Marc Puissant, Costumes by Brigitte Reiffenstuel, Directed by Marc Astafan with Conductor Michael Ching. Production originally designed for and created by The Santa Fe Opera. A Japanese maiden catches the imagination of an impudent American Naval officer, crosses cultural boundaries to become his wife, and faithfully awaits his return while battling with a serious dilemma. Puccini's story of tradition, romance, desire, and sacrifice has been one of the world's most beloved operas for over a century.

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