Opera in the Park
20th annual Opera in the Park Sunday, April 8, 2018
Sunrise Park, Palm Springs
Left to right: Sunmi Shin, Carlos Enrique Santelli, Liv Redpath, Jesús León,
Alyssa Wills, Joshua Wheeker, Erin Gonzalez, Ben Lowe
Opera in the Park is the premier cultural event in April in Palm Springs. The concert of beloved opera arias draws thousands of people from all over Southern California every spring in a celebration of great opera music with a professional orchestra conducted by Valery Ryvkin. The Music Director is Mona Lands, the Artistic Director is Andrew Eisenmann, the event coordinator is Richard DeSantis and the executive producer is Guild President Bruce Johansen.
The cast for this year’s concert included Liv Redpath, Alyssa Wills and Sunmi Shin, sopranos, Erin Gonzalez, mezzo-soprano, Jesús León, Carlos Enrique Santelli and Joshua Wheeker, tenors and Ben Lowe, baritone.
The audience numbering in the thousands enjoyed arias from operas by Bizet, Delibes, Donizetti, Gounod, Mozart, Puccini, Rossini and Verdi. In addition, a special tribute to Leonard Bernstein’s Centennial featured music from West Side Story and Candide.
The Augustine Foundation and
Newman’s Own Foundation
Photos by Lani Garfield. To view more or to download prints please visit www.PhotosByLani.com
Photos by Lani Garfield. To download or purchase prints please visit www.PhotosByLani.com