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Opera in the Park

 

 20th annual Opera in the Park slated for Sunday, April 8, 2018

 

Photos by Lani Garfield.  To download or purchase prints please visit www.PhotosByLani.com

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

Opera in the Park is the premier cultural event in April in Palm Springs. This year’s concert was dedicated to the memory of Guild Past Presidents Rik de Boer and George Klauss, former Artistic Director Michael C. Cressey and Dorothy Nocita. The concert of opera arias drew thousands of people from all over Southern California in a celebration of great opera music with a professional orchestra conducted by Valery Ryvkin. The cast this year featured:

Amina Edris, soprano (First Place winner in the 2016 Vocal Competition)
Jacquelynne Fontaine, soprano (First Place winner in the 2010 Vocal Competition)
Madison Leonard, soprano (Fourth Place winner in the 2016 Vocal Competition)
Guadalupe Paz, mezzo-soprano (Winner of the 2015 Rossini Award
and Third Place and Audience Choice winner in the 2016 Vocal Competition)
Ricardo Garcia, tenor (Third Place winner in the 2011 Vocal Competition)
Marcus Klotz, tenor (Masters Program at Cal State Long Beach)
Joshua Wheeker, tenor (LA Opera Young Artist Program)
Ben Lowe, baritone (Finalist in the 2014 Vocal Competition)

The Music Director was Mona Lands, the Artistic Director was Andrew Eisenmann, the event coordinator was Richard DeSantis and the executive producer was Guild President Bruce Johansen

 

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Presenting Sponsors:

The Augustine Foundation

Newman’s Own Foundation

Grace Helen Spearman Foundation

Wells Fargo

The Auen Foundation

 

Media Partners:

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Photos by Lani Garfield.  To download or purchase prints please visit www.PhotosByLani.com

 

 

 

Past Years

 

 

2016

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2015

 

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2014

 

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2013

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2012

 

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2011

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2010

 

Photos by Lani Garfield.  To download or purchase prints please visit www.PhotosByLani.com