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Tulsa Opera Mourns the Loss of Mark Armstrong

The Tulsa Opera family mourns the untimely loss of our Principal Pianist and Vocal Coach, Mark Armstrong. Armstrong died on Dec. 3 after a long and courageous battle with a genetic liver disease while awaiting a liver transplant at the OU Medical Center. He was 46.  “Mark was an extraordinary pianist and incomparable vocal coach […]

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OPERA DEPICTS WORLD’S OLDEST LOVE TRIANGLE AMONG THE PYRAMIDS IN ANCIENT EGYPT  TULSA, OK – For the finale of its 65th season, Tulsa Opera will present Giuseppe Verdi’s Aïda, considered the grandest of all operas, April 20, 26 and 28, 2013, at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. In a story of love during wartime, Aïda […]

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Classic 1950’s hit explores line between opera and Broadway TULSA, OK – Tulsa Opera will present Frank Loesser’s The Most Happy Fella Saturday, February 23; Friday, March 1; and Sunday, March 3, 2013, at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. The production continues Tulsa Opera’s commitment to featuring a production of an American work each season. […]

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Educating Oklahoma’s Youth a Core Component of Tulsa Opera’s Programming TULSA, OK — Tulsa Opera will perform Marcus DeLoach’s Mooch the Messy for students in schools across Oklahoma and in surround states as part of the company’s annual Opera on Tour! event. Mooch the Messy is a 30-minute children’s opera based on the 1976 children’s […]

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Sister Helen Prejean, author of Bestselling Book Dead Man Walking, will discuss issues of capital punishment at The University of Tulsa Lorton Performing Arts Center on February 21 at 6 p.m. Sister Prejean’s visit to Tulsa is in support of Tulsa Opera’s production, Dead Man Walking, opening on February 25. The lecture is a collaborative effort of The University of Tulsa College of Law and Tulsa Opera and is open free to the public.

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Tulsa Opera Presents Dead Man Walking

Tulsa Opera brings to the stage the most successful American opera of the last ten years, Dead Man Walking, on February 25, 2012. Based on the autobiographical bestseller by Sister Helen Prejean, which also inspired the award-winning film starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn, it is the true story of a nun – Sister Helen herself- who becomes the spiritual advisor of a convicted murderer on death-row in 1980’s Louisiana.

Performances of Dead Man Walking will be held in the Chapman Music Hall at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center on Saturday, February 25, 2012 and Friday, March 2, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee on Sunday, March 4, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. All performances will be sung in English.

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Tulsa Opera recitals in Tishomingo, Ardmore

Tulsa Opera will be offering a sampling of the company’s season of Unexpected Transformations in two recitals; the first, on January 23 at 7:00 p.m. at Murray State College, Tishomingo; the second, on January 24 at 7:00 p.m. at the Goddard Center in Ardmore. Special performances of the company’s touring production of the children’s opera The Silence Tree will be held earlier on both days for area students.

Featured in the performances will be excerpts from the most successful American opera of the last ten years, Dead Man Walking, by Jake Heggie. Based on the autobiographical bestseller by Sister Helen Prejean, which also inspired the award-winning film starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn, it is the true story of a nun – Sister Helen herself- who becomes the spiritual advisor of a convicted murderer on death row in 1980’s Louisiana.

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