The Gonzales Cantata was recently selected as one of three finalists in the National Opera Association Chamber Opera competition. I think that's pretty neat, because it means that a 20-minute excerpt will be performed at the NOA's annual convention by UTSA students conducted by William McCrary in front of what I assume will be a captive audience of opera directors.
Also, this year's convention is in San Antonio, Texas. Guess who was born in San Antonio. Destiny!!!
I believe the public might be able to attend the competition finals, so if you're that way inclined and located, come see! I'm flying in from Philly just to soak up some of that balmy Texas weather. Yes, after being trapped in my house by a foot of snow today, this former Brisbanite now believes 15deg Celsius is balmy.
So, full details:
Gonzales Cantata excerpts performed!
Where: Hilton Palacio del Rio, 200 South Alamo Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
When: 8PM on January 6th, 2011
Cost: I'm not sure, but I saw $25 somewhere. Keep in mind that you'll be previewing three operas for that price, not just the Cantata.
Also, we may have a free day on the 7th, so if you're in the area and interested in hanging out, drop me a line.