Opera in the Park 2012

Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 8 p.m. | Garner Park | Free Admission
(rain date: Sunday, July 22, 8 p.m.)

Madison Opera is proud to present the 11th annual Opera in the Park concert on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 8 pm. In what has become a much beloved Madison summer tradition, Opera in the Park features familiar opera hits, selections from Broadway, and highlights from the upcoming Madison Opera season.

Performed by the outstanding talents of the Madison Opera Chorus, the Madison Symphony Orchestra, and some of opera’s brightest stars, Opera in the Park is a FREE community event perfect for audiences of ALL ages!

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


Caitlin Lynch

Emily Fons

Russell Thomas

Matt Boehler

Gary Thor Wedow



Caitlin Cisler, Alan Dunbar, and Heath Rush
The Madison Opera Chorus and the Madison Symphony Orchestra

Concert Information

Repertoire: Peruse the Opera in the Park 2012 Guide to learn more about the music.

Run time: The concert lasts approximately 2 and 1/2 hours, including one intermission. Garner Park opens at 7 a.m. and closes immediately following the concert.

Location: Garner Park is located at 333 South Rosa Road, Madison, WI 53705. View map.

Parking: Free parking is located opposite Mineral Point Road in University Research Park, as well as off S. Rosa Road at CUNA Mutual Group. Handicap drop-off is located at the park pathway off of S. Rosa Road.

Weather Updates: Get weather information and alerts with the Opera in the Park Weather Tracker here.

Volunteer Positions: We need you! For more information about available volunteer positions for Opera in the Park, click here.

Take the Opera in the Park Challege: Help Madison Opera keep this summer tradition thriving! Learn more here.

Related Events

Opera in the Park Raffle: Enter for a chance to win cash prizes or tickets to the 2012/13 season, all while supporting the Opera in the Park Fund. Learn more here.

Prelude Dinner:
Make the evening even more special by joining us for the Prelude Dinner.

Thank You to our Media Sponsors
  Check here for updates on interviews and concert coverage from WKOW-TV.

WPR will join Madison Opera again for Opera in the Park 2012. Be sure to visit their booth during the concert.

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