Directed by Darren Lawson and conducted by Stan Eby, BJU’s production was a new take on Verdi’s classic opera set in Spain during World War I.
This is the third year in a row that BJU has been awarded one of the top awards by the National Opera Association. In 2010, BJU’s production of Samson et Dalila placed second, and in 2011 Faust placed third.
Because of the high caliber of BJU’s operas, these productions have been judged in the professional division of the National Opera Association’s competition, rather than the collegiate level.
“The fact that we’ve been pulled out of the collegiate division and elevated to the higher, more difficult category speaks very highly of our production and the talented team of people who made it happen,” says Dr. Darren Lawson, dean of the School of Fine Arts and Communication. “I’m thrilled that we can extend to BJU music students the wonderful opportunity of participating in such a high-end production.”
Published November 29, 2012