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USD Opera Wins Second National Award

USD Opera has been awarded second place in The American Prize in Opera Performance competition for the 2012 production of "Dido and Aeneas."  The American Prize in Opera Performance recognizes and rewards the best performances of opera and operetta by opera companies, ensembles and universities in America.  "Last year's second place winner was the University of Houston's Moores Opera Center," said Dr. Tracelyn Gesteland, director of the production. "For USD to receive an honor last won by an operatic powerhouse is a major achievement for our program."

USD Opera Wins National Award

USD's production of "Dido and Aeneas" (photo above) was awarded third prize in the National Opera Associations 2011-2012 Opera Production Competition. View the USD Opera Awards page for more information.

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Dr. David Holdhusen
Interim Chair, Department of Music

Don Carlo duet

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Dr. Brandon Hendrickson (right) performs Don Carlo