Opera in the Park 2019

Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 8pm | Garner Park

Free Admission


Join us for the 18th year of a Madison summer tradition!

Opera in the Park has become the very definition of what Madison Opera means to our community. In beautiful Garner Park, the stars come out in the sky, the light sticks come out in the audience, and singers from our upcoming season share their favorite opera and musical theater numbers.

Come discover what happens when our community comes together around beautiful performances, beautiful music, and a beautiful summer night.

Garner Park opens at 7am the day of the concert. Blankets, chairs, food and beverages are allowed.

Weather policy

We will decide by 5pm on Saturday if we need to postpone the concert to Sunday due to the weather. That decision will be posted on the homepage of our website, through social media, on our voicemail, and through the media.

Volunteers

Opera in the Park is a success because of the dedicated volunteers that help us run the event every year. We have a variety of different volunteer tasks that suit a wide range of skill levels, including set-up, clean-up, helping with parking, driving a golf cart, handing out programs, and selling light sticks. For a full list of tasks and descriptions, click HERE.

For more information on volunteering, contact us.

Opera in the Park Challenge

Support Opera in the Park and your gift will be DOUBLED!

Opera in the Park is only possible with donations from members of our community, including you. Please consider keeping great music accessible to everyone by making a gift to Madison Opera’s Opera in the Park Fund. Any donation you make between now and August 31 will be matched by anonymous friends of Madison Opera, dollar-for-dollar, up to $25,000! This will double your gift’s impact and help us keep Opera in the Park a FREE event.

The History of Opera in the Park

Opera in the Park 2018

Saturday, July 21, 2018 – 8pm
Garner Park
Conducted by Gary Thor Wedow


Elizabeth Caballero – soprano
Levi Hernandez – baritone
John Lindsey – tenor
Brenda Rae – soprano

with
Anthony Cao – baritone
Anna Parks – mezzo-soprano

and with the Madison Opera Chorus and Madison Symphony Orchestra

Opera in the Park 2017

Saturday, July 22, 2017 – 8pm
Garner Park
Conducted by Joseph Mechavich


Will Liverman – baritone
Cecilia Violetta Lopez – soprano
David Walton – tenor
Adriana Zabala – mezzo-soprano

and with the Madison Opera Chorus and Madison Symphony Orchestra

Opera in the Park 2016

Sunday, July 24, 2016 – 8pm
Garner Park
Conducted by Gary Thor Wedow


Emily Birsan – soprano
Angela Brown – soprano
Sidney Outlaw – baritone
Scott Quinn – tenor

with
Kelsey Parks – mezzo-soprano

and with the Madison Opera Chorus and Madison Symphony Orchestra

Opera in the Park 2015

Saturday, July 25, 2015 – 8pm
Garner Park
Conducted by John DeMain


Meredith Arwady – contralto
Eleni Calenos – soprano
Kyle Ketelsen – bass-baritone
Anna Laurenzo – mezzo-soprano
Harold Meers – tenor

and with the Madison Opera Chorus and Madison Symphony Orchestra

Opera in the Park 2014

Saturday, July 26, 2014 – 8pm
Garner Park
Conducted by John DeMain


Wallis Giunta – mezzo-soprano
Jamie-Rose Guarrine – soprano
Kelly Markgraf – baritone
Sean Panikkar – tenor

and with the Madison Opera Chorus and Madison Symphony Orchestra

Opera in the Park 2013

Saturday, July 13, 2013 – 8pm
Garner Park
Conducted by John DeMain


Caitlin Cisler – soprano
Nmon Ford – baritone
Brian Jagde – tenor
Alexandra LoBianco – soprano

and with the Madison Opera Chorus, Madison Youth Choirs, and Madison Symphony Orchestra

Opera in the Park 2012

Saturday, July 21, 2012 – 8pm
Garner Park
Conducted by Gary Thor Wedow


Matt Boehler – bass
Emily Fons – mezzo-soprano
Caitlin Lynch – soprano
Russell Thomas – tenor

with
Caitlin Cisler –  soprano
Alan Dunbar – baritone
Heath Rush – tenor
and with the Madison Opera Chorus and Madison Symphony Orchestra

Opera in the Park 2011

Saturday, July 16, 2010 – 8pm
Garner Park
Conducted by John DeMain


Maria Kanyova – soprano
Daniela Mack – mezzo-soprano
Scott Ramsay – tenor
Hyung Yun – baritone

with
Gregory Brumfield – baritone
Saira Frank – soprano

and with the Madison Opera Chorus and Madison Symphony Orchestra

Opera in the Park 2010

Saturday, July 17, 2010 – 8pm
Garner Park
Conducted by John DeMain


Roderick Dixon – tenor
Anya Matanovic – soprano
Barbara Shirvis – soprano
Stephen Powell – baritone

and with the Madison Opera Chorus, Madison Youth Choirs, and Madison Symphony Orchestra

Opera in the Park 2009

Saturday, July 25, 2009 – 8pm
Garner Park
Conducted by John DeMain


Lisa Daltrius – soprano
Adam Diegel – tenor
Jennifer Holloway – mezzo-soprano
Timothy Kuhn – baritone

and with the Madison Opera Chorus and Madison Symphony Orchestra

Opera in the Park 2008

Saturday, July 26, 2008 – 8pm
Garner Park
Conducted by John DeMain


Kendall Gladen – mezzo-soprano
Bryan Hymel – tenor
Luis Ledesma – baritone
Melody Moore – soprano

and with the Madison Opera Chorus and Madison Symphony Orchestra

Opera in the Park 2007

Saturday, July 21, 2007 – 8pm
Garner Park
Conducted by John DeMain


Elizabeth Caballero – soprano
Stephen Costello – tenor
Lester Lynch – baritone
Leah Partridge – soprano

with
Heath Rush – tenor

and with the Madison Opera Chorus and Madison Symphony Orchestra

Opera in the Park 2006

Saturday, July 22, 2006 – 8pm
Garner Park
Conducted by John DeMain


Kristin Chávez – mezzo-soprano
Eric Fennell – tenor
Dina Kuznetsova – soprano
Guido LeBron – baritone

and with the Madison Opera Chorus and Madison Symphony Orchestra

Opera in the Park 2005

Saturday, July 16, 2005 – 8pm
Garner Park
Conducted by John DeMain


Donnie Ray Albert – baritone
Elena Bocharova – mezzo-soprano
Kyle Ketelsen – bass-baritone
Ted Lee – tenor
Barbara Quintiliani – soprano

and with the Madison Opera Chorus and Madison Symphony Orchestra

Opera in the Park 2004

Saturday, July 17, 2004 – 8pm
Garner Park
Conducted by Steven White


Elizabeth Futral – soprano
Kyle Ketelsen – bass-baritone
Malcolm MacKenzie – baritone
Scott Piper – tenor
Jennifer Rivera – mezzo-soprano

with
David Wallach – tenor

and with the Madison Opera Chorus and Madison Symphony Orchestra

Opera in the Park 2003

Saturday, July 19, 2003 – 8pm
Garner Park
Conducted by Steven White


Thomas Barrett – baritone
Paula Delligatti – soprano
Angela Horn – mezzo-soprano
Andrew Richards – tenor

with
Bert Adams – bass
John Green – baritone

and with the Madison Opera Chorus and Madison Symphony Orchestra

Opera in the Park 2002

Saturday, July 20, 2002 – 8pm
Garner Park
Conducted by John DeMain


Robin Follman – soprano
Sari Gruber – soprano
Angela Horn – mezzo-soprano
Kyle Ketelsen – bass-baritone
Malcom MacKenzie – baritone
Andrew Richards – tenor

and with the Madison Opera Chorus and Madison Symphony Orchestra

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