|On behalf of the Washington Opera, I am delighted to welcome
the artists, speakers, teachers and contestants who have travelled
from near and far to attend the 43rd National Opera Association
Convention held in 1998 here in Washington, D.C.|
I know you will enjoy our performances of "Die Zauberflote", "L'Elisir d'Amore" and "Dona Francisquita" during, what President Clinton has designated as, "National Opera and Musical Theater Week."
May the symposia, master classes, National Opera Association Vocal Competition and the Legacy Awards Banquet inspire us with renewed committment to the future of the art of singing.
With all best wishes for an exciting and enriching week,