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Music School Places First in National Opera Competition

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Oklahoma City University’s regional premier of the American opera “Dark Sisters” won first place in the 2017-2018 National Opera Association Production Competition. This latest honor brings the Bass School of Music’s total National Association awards to six in the past five years.

The Nico Muhly opera, presented in the Kirkpatrick Auditorium Feb. 17-19, 2017, was directed by David Herendeen, head of OKCU’s Oklahoma Opera and Music Theatre Company, with Matthew Mailman as musical director.

“We are thrilled that the continued standard of excellence from our students, faculty and staff has been recognized with these national honors,” said Mark Parker, dean of the Bass School. “Our storied opera tradition continues to grow, and we are grateful to be counted among the nation’s best.”