Madison Summer Concerts – 14th Annual Opera in the Park

7-25-15   The Madison Opera

Opera in the Park banner


The show began at 8, we arrived by 5 because we knew even then a lot of people come to this. We did get a good spot just off-center. The lawn and hill behind us looked like this just before the show.

Opera in the Park crowd

It’s time!

Stage and crowd at Garner Park

Opera in the Park Andrew Sewell


Here is the program. click to enlarge.

Opera in the Park Show Program


The Madison Opera also provided a Guide on their website giving more details about the music and give you a chance to listen to the music they played.  Before the show they were selling light sticks, and you will soon see why.

First, let me introduce the talented soloists.

Kyle Ketelsen-Eleni Calenos-Meredith Arwady at Opera in the Park frame

Anna Loreno text Opera in the Park

Calenos and Meers at Opera in the Park

After intermission is has become quite dark outside.  You can see people’s light sticks begin to dot the hillside with light.  The moon is photobombing the scene too, contributing its own light.

Opera in the Park Lightstick Show

And now the finale, “It’s a Grand Night for Singing” (State Fair)  with full audience participation!

Wow! What an exciting evening with 16,000 other enthusiasts of Madison’s fine art scene. We hope to come back next year, it will be on July 23, 2016. This will be their big 15th Anniversary celebration.

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