CCM's Spring 2011 Mainstage Production of Poulenc's 'Dialogues of the Carmelites.' Photography by Mark Lyons.

CCM's Spring 2011 Mainstage Production of Poulenc's 'Dialogues of the Carmelites.' Photography by Mark Lyons.

The National Opera Association has announced the results of its annual Opera Production Competition and CCM’s 2010-11 Mainstage, Studio and Undergraduate Series of Operas have again received some of the competition’s highest honors.

Competing productions are divided into five judging categories, based on the production budget, the size of the program and the level of vocal training of the singers in the cast.

In Level V, the top resource category in this competition, CCM’s Dialogues of the Carmelites was awarded second place. In Level III, CCM’s The Turn of the Screw took second place and L’île de Tulipatan took third place. In Level II, The Cunning Little Vixen was awarded third place. Congratulations to everyone involved with these productions!

CCM’s 2009-10 Series of Operas took home a record-breaking total of six awards during last year’s competition.

The NOA’s Opera Production Competition is designed to encourage and reward creative, high quality opera productions in both small professional opera companies and opera training programs. This year’s production awards will be presented at the NOA’s national convention on Jan. 7, 2012.

Experience CCM Opera for yourself this winter: CCM’s Mainstage Opera Series opens in February 2012 with Mozart’s Don Giovanni, followed by the Studio Series production of The Tragedy of Carmen, a 90-minute version of Bizet’s beloved opera from the daringly innovative stage director Peter Brook, in March. You can learn more about CCM Opera here.

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