OVI welcomes Dupage Opera Theatre

by Julie Benson on December 14, 2009

OVI’s newest member is DuPage Opera Theatre (of Illinois) in western suburban Glen Ellyn. The company performs at the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage. It was founded by Harold Bauer and has evolved into a major component of the regional opera scene thanks to Music Director and Conductor, Kirk Muspratt.

Kirk was recently named “Chicagoan of the Year” in classical music by the Chicago Tribune. He has been recognized as one of the outstanding figures in the new generation of conductors and has garnered international critical acclaim as a “born opera conductor” (Rheinische Post), a “friend to local music” (Midwest Bat Magazine) and Lost Angeles Times declared, “Watch him”. Mr. Muspratt is a native of Crows Nest Pass, Alberta, Canada.

DuPage Opera Theatre will bring to the stage two fantastic pieces in 2010: a concert version of Turandot with more than 150 musicians and vocalists on stage and Samson and Delilah staring the amazingly talented Viktoria Vizin.

Please join me in welcoming our newest member, DuPage Opera Theatre.

 

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