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Opera in the Park


 20th annual Opera in the Park  Sunday, April 8, 2018, 1 – 4 pm
Sunrise Park, Palm Springs


Last year’s singers, left to right: Ricardo Garcia, Guadalupe Paz, Ben Lowe, Amina Edris, Madison Leonard, Joshua Wheeker, Jacquelynne Fontaine and Marcus Klotz

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. Sponsorships and ads in the program book are still available. Contact the Guild at 760.835.2141 for details.

The cast for this year’s concert includes 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.

Come and enjoy arias from operas by Bizet, Delibes, Donizetti, Gounod, Mozart, Puccini, Rossini and Verdi. In addition, a special tribute to Leonard Bernstein’s Centennial will feature music from West Side Story and Candide.


Presenting Sponsors:

The Augustine Foundation

Newman’s Own Foundation

Grace Helen Spearman Foundation

Wells Fargo

The Auen Foundation

Supporting Sponsors:




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Media Partners:

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View the full video of Opera in the Park 2017 here.

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