National Endowment for the Arts Presents Great American Voices at Fort Leavenworth, October 15
October 14, 2005
Washington, D.C. - The National Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with the United States Army presents a performance of opera and musical theater for military personnel, their families, and the general public at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas on October 15. The performance is part of the NEA's Great American Voices Military Base Tour: Unforgettable Melodies from Opera & Broadway, which celebrates the best of American arts by bringing professional performances of opera and musical theater to 39 military bases nationwide.
The concert will feature performers from the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, who will sing selections from popular operas such as Bizet's Carmen, as well as highlights from classic American musicals including Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific.
Great American Voices Military Base Tour is presented in coordination with the Department of Defense and OPERA America. Great American Voices Military Base Tour is made possible by The Boeing Company.
Lyric Opera of Kansas City performs for Ft. Leavenworth
The Lyric Opera of Kansas City will perform Great American Voices on October 15 at 7:00 p.m. at the Eisenhower Auditorium, Bell Hall, Ft. Leavenworth. This performance is free and open to military audiences and the general public. For more information, call Ft. Leavenworth MWR at 913-684-3200.
In addition to the military base tour, the NEA also has produced a compact disc with opera and Broadway excerpts and commentary, to be distributed to audience members and teachers at participating schools. For the latest tour information and sample educational materials, visit www.greatamericanvoices.org.
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The National Endowment for the Arts is a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts – both new and established – bringing the arts to all Americans, and providing leadership in arts education. Established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government, the Endowment is the nation's largest annual funder of the arts, bringing great art to all 50 states, including rural areas, inner cities, and military bases.
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