2017/2018 Season

Fri., September 29: Classical Music in a Cultural Wasteland (season premiere concert)

Our season premiere and inaugural event, Classical Music in a Cultural Wasteland, will feature a series of solos, duets and quartets sung by director Olivia Whiddon and advanced students who performed in The Impresario, along with pianist, and chief advisor, Ruth Girard.   

December 13, 14, 15, 16: Hansel and Gretel (full-length opera)

Sat., January 27: Painted Song

Visual artist, Teresa Boyer, has created a collection of paintings based on arias from The Ballad of Baby Doe.  Olivia recorded each aria for Teresa to provide inspiration for the paintings.  This evening will be the presentation of the works, with Olivia singing while Teresa’s paintings are displayed.  Teresa and Olivia will be joined by guest artist, baritone, Evan Korbut and pianist Ruth Girard.

March 23, 24: Conversations Overheard in a Coffee Shop (mini-opera and concert)

This tongue-in-cheek concert will feature a series of musical vignettes along with Bach’s comedic Coffee Cantata.  Get ready to laugh as we transport you into a coffee shop filled with cabaret and classical conversations.

August 15, 2018:  A Taste of Opera at Sunset Grill Kenora (dinner and concert)

After auditions for what we thought was going to be a production of “The Ballad of Baby Doe” a new idea began to take shape.  When a number of strong female voices came in to audition for the production we knew we had to come up with a new plan to showcase all of this local talent.  A Taste of Opera will feature some of our fabulous singers presenting well-known opera pieces in the brand new Sunset Grill Kenora.