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Presidential Lecture & Performance Series

Sante Fe Opera

Sunday, April 18, 2010 | 2:00 pm

Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre, Lubbock Arts Festival

Free General Admission

Sante Fe Opera
"We're here to be ambassadors of opera. Exposing people to opera is what the Santa Fe Opera's Spring Opera Tour is all about." - Kirt Pavitt, music director and pianist
About the Santa Fe Opera

The Santa Fe Opera's Apprentice Program for Singers has been helping young singers establish their careers since Santa Fe Opera founder John Crosby created the program as part of the Opera's debut season in 1957. James Morris, Samuel Ramey, Franco Farina, and Neil Shicoff are among early apprentices. More recent alumni, such as Celena Shafer, Michelle de Young, Beth Clayton, William Burden, Kurt Streit, and Joyce DiDonato, are now enjoying international careers.

Every year, more than 1,000 young performers audition for the 40 or so available positions. Those dedicated young opera singers who are selected participate in a rigorous program of training and performances and each year they take their act on the road as part The Spring Opera Tour, a project of The Santa Fe Opera's Education and Community Programs Department. Touring dozens of cities throughout New Mexico and Texas, Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Singers perform a wide-ranging repertory of arias, songs of the season, musical theater selections and sacred music to more than 18,000 enthralled audience members.

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To suggest topics, speakers or performers for future events, or to comment on the current series, contact Presidential Lecture & Performance Series administrator
Jo Moore.

Parking Arrangements
We greatly appreciate University Parking Services for their consideration of our patrons in agreeing to provide complimentary parking preceding our events. Parking lots that are available for complimentary use are R11 - the Band lot, R07 - the Administration Building lot, and R13 - the Visitor lot. Please refer to the map for parking lot locations. Please note that parking in handicap, service and reserved spaces until 11:00 pm is prohibited without a valid TTU parking or handicap permit.

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