Enjoy great family fun as the Lyric Opera of the North teams up with the DSSO to present this holiday extravaganza, filled with music, costumes and holiday spirit. Join us for our 3pm matinee performance, and we’ll get you out just in time for the sun to set, so you can continue the fun with… View Article
Introducing the touring company for Opera for the Young’s Orpheus Returns. Creative Team Calland Metts – Stage Director Jeanne Doty – Music Director/Collaborative Pianist Ann Gumpper – Scenic Designer and Painter Ora Jewell Busche – Costume and Hair Designer Cast Erin Persick – Harp Jennifer LeDoux – Persephone Andrew Smathers – Orpheus Luke Hoplin – Great… View Article
Our final performance of the year! Bring a jacket! We’ll be dry under the tent! Usher in a new season with an outdoor concert and fundraiser. Special guest Jennifer LeDoux joins Vicki Fingalson, Sarah Lawrence, Cal Metts, Jeffrey Madison, and pianist Beth Sobczak. Songs inspired by childhood and the dreams we love to dream! Also:… View Article
Music by Johann Sebastian Bach World Premiere at Leipzig, April 7, 1724 Special guests, Twin Ports Choral Project, are joined by a stellar cast of soloists, the LOON orchestra, and a chorale chorus comprised of singers from the Twin Ports and beyond, in this staged production of Bach’s St. John Passion. Originally written as a liturgical… View Article
It’s almost here! Our favorite party of the year! Ticket Sales are closed to our Mardi Gras Fundraiser. Can’t join us? Please consider a Donation to LOON. Lyric Opera of the North cordially invites you to its annual Valentine’s Day Soiree, this year with a Mardi Gras twist! The party begins at 5:30 p.m.with hors… View Article
Blue Viola tells the story of a priceless instrument that disappears after its owner, a player in the Chicago Symphony, accidentally leaves it on the street. It winds up in the hands of Vernon Addams, a junk dealer, who sees in it a lost treasure he is meant to rescue and care for. His girlfriend, Arnita Seward, is more practical.
Our one-and-only annual fundraising event!
Rigoletto is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi. Its tragic story revolves around the licentious Duke of Mantua, his hunch-backed court jester Rigoletto and Rigoletto’s beautiful daughter Gilda.
Count Almaviva has fallen madly in love with Rosina, whose doddering old guardian, Dr. Bartolo, has his own plans for her future — and her fortune. It’s up to Figaro to come up with one crazy scheme after another to ensure a happy ending — for everyone!
Our one-and-only annual fundraising event!
Les Uncomfortables is an original comic opera, sung in English. It is based on the true adventures of Daniel Greysolon Sieur duLhut, the explorer for whom the city of Duluth is named. The story includes love and loss, portaging and paddling, and mosquitoes and mistaken identity.
A guaranteed cure for the Election Year Blues! Pianist Beth Sobczak joins LOON singers Vicki Fingalson, Sarah Lawrence, Calland Metts, and Jeffrey Madison for a concert featuring the music of Gershwin, Weill, Bernstein, and highlights from Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man!
Nearly 200 people will be on stage for this first-ever collaboration between Lyric Opera of the North and the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra.
Two bite-sized operas open the Lyric Opera of the North Season – one savory, one sweet! Are you an opera fan? You’ll love these little gems. If you’re new to opera – or an opera-skeptic – then this is the perfect way to give this spectacular art form a try!
Don Pasquale has decided to get married – only to prevent his young nephew, Ernesto, from receiving his inheritance and marrying his beloved Norina. When Dr. Malatesta devises a plan that’s guaranteed to end in wedding bells for the young couple, Norina is more than happy to help – especially because the plan serves up plenty of revenge for Pasquale, too!
This beloved holiday production was written for a television audience and premiered on Christmas Eve, 1951. It is under an hour in length and is sung in English, with full orchestra. A dance sequence will feature guest artists from Minnesota Ballet.
Sample some of opera’s most delectable Shakespeare moments, then sample some decadent treats at our dessert auction!
This opera truly has it all. A dying heroine, sacrificing her happiness for the man she loves… some of the most beloved moments in opera, brought to life by sensational soloists, live orchestra and full chorus… musical storytelling at its most spectacular.
Your evening will begin with the heartbreaking tragedy of Cavalleria Rusticana and end with Puccini’s comic masterpiece, Gianni Schicchi. Hear LOON’s orchestra and chorus as you’ve never heard them before, joined by world class soloists in an all new production, directed by Calland Metts and conducted by Keith Swanson.
With ‘joyous shout and ringing cheer’ LOON welcomes spring to the Northland! Join us for a topsy-turvy ride through this British Victorian-era satire which crackles with comic and musical brilliance. Come and see why The Mikado reigns as Gilbert & Sullivan’s most frequently-performed opera.