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January 16th, 2013
Texas State opera wins national award



The National Opera Association has awarded the Texas State University Opera Theatre as Best Opera Production of 2012. The award was for Texas State Opera Theatre’s fall 2011 production of “Angelique” by Jacques Ibert.

The National Opera Association awards are considered by many to be the “Oscars” of university-level opera programs. Texas State won the division II blind competition against such prestigious programs as Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, University of Colorado and the Moores Opera Center at the University of Houston.

“It is an honor to accept such an award for Texas State Opera,” Mungo said. “Opera is such a collaborative effort, and this honor goes to every student involved in the program, singers and orchestra players alike, as well as so many who worked so hard on this production, such as conductor Oliver Worthington and lighting designer Gaila Raymer. This award is shared equally with each and every one of them.”

This spring Texas State Opera Theatre will be presenting what many consider the greatest opera of all time, Mozart’s “Don Giovanni,” April 5-7. For more information, visit

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