Abilene operastad i Texas
Abilene är en stad i Taylor County i Texas, USA. Den har fått sitt namn efter staden Abilene i Kansas. Invånarantalet var 115 930 år 2000. Abilena är administrativ huvudort i Taylor County. Abilene-paradoxen är namngiven efter Abilene i Texas.
Opera in Abilene
Providing the opera experience for existing audiences and developing new audiences for opera, while furthering the appreciation of opera and providing the opportunity to develop promising artists in the West Texas area.
Abilene Opera Association (AOA) was founded in August 1980 by local professional vocalists and opera aficionados. Within our first year of operation, AOA sponsored a workshop for local artists and students premiering the modern fable STARBIRD. Professionals and local talent did succeed in a full stage production of the Pietro Mascagni’s one-act opera, Cavalleria Rusticana. In our second year, the AOA successfully continued our educational outreach and expanded their
capacity to perform Georges Bizet four-act opera, Carmen.Over the next (nearly) thirty years, many of the most beloved operas have been performed including La Bohéme, Don Giovanni, La Traviata, The Magic
Flute, and more. AOA also has history of introducing newer operas, including the 2013 Texas premier of Hotel Casablanca by renowned American composer Thomas Pasatieri.
Abilene Opera Association has two consistent goals 1) to promote opera appreciation in West Texas by locally producing professional caliber grand opera, and 2)to foster local talent utilizing our professional means. This is achieved through a volunteer board and countless volunteers.