Sarah Mesko

While growing up, mezzo-soprano Sarah Mesko, 33, thought of the age as the "Jesus birthday." Although she may not be the next Messiah, this University of Arkansas alumna's star is certainly on the rise in the music world. 

Mesko, who made her Metropolitan Opera debut last year appearing in Mozart's The Magic Flute, returns to Arkansas this week to open the Faulkner Performing Arts Center's 2018-19 season.

The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas embarks on its first ever opera presentation with a staging of Act I of Puccini's iconic La Bohème on Saturday, May 5th at the Walton Arts Center.

Executive Director Matthew Herren spoke about the enduring appeal of the story of starving artists- the "bohemians" of the title.

Ozark Family Opera Company is a new, non-profit regional opera company currently presenting  Amahl & The Night Visitors, a one act opera by Gian Carlo Menotti based on the biblical story of the Three Kings. "There is such talent in this area," says founding member Kiersten Bible in her recent interview with Katy Henriksen. Find out more in this streaming audio segment.


Ozark Family Opera Company is a new, regional company dedicated to producing high-quality, family-friendly opera for the community. The nonprofit organization has hosted a few performances since its founding in 2015, but this weekend, the group will produce its first full-length production, “Amahl and the Night Visitors.” Showtimes are 7 p.m. Nov. 18 and 3 p.m. Nov. 19 at Grace Point Church of NWA in Bentonville.