Friday, September 23, 2011

Risë Stevens Among NEA Opera Honorees For 2011

Risë Stevens as Dalila from the Saint-Saëns
opera of Samson et Dalila.
"Stage designer John Conklin and singer Risë Stevens, along with general director Speight Jenkins, and composer Robert Ward will receive NEA Opera Honors at a ceremony to be held on Thursday, October 27 at 7:30pm in Washington, DC. The event will be broadcast through a live webcast and also archived online for viewing after the event concludes. The ceremony, which will include performances by Lawrence Brownlee and Heather Johnson, along with an onstage conversation with the honorees, launches National Opera Week." [Source] Ticket information for the event and complete biographies of the honorees can be found here.