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Minnesota Opera artists are presenting free Opera Viva! performances and educational events at five Hennepin County libraries this fall during a season-long Minnesota Opera Residency at the Library.
The residency begins in September with Opera Viva! Kick-Off Performances by Minnesota Opera Resident Artists at Minneapolis Central Library, Pohlad Hall, Thursday, Sept. 11, 7 p.m., and at Ridgedale Library, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 7 p.m.
The residency continues in October with Opera Viva! Opera 101 events at Northeast Library, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 6:30 p.m., and at Nokomis Library, Thursday, Oct. 16, 6:30 p.m. Edina Library will host opera stars of tomorrow at Opera Viva! In Recital, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m.
“Minnesota Opera is thrilled to bring our artists into Hennepin County libraries this season to share the joy, humor and drama of the operatic art form,” said Minnesota Opera Teaching Artist Angie Keeton. “It will be a great opportunity for community members to engage directly with our talented artists and artistic staff.”
Opera Viva! events throughout Minnesota Opera’s 2014-2015 season in residence at the Library will teach about opera through song, performance and conversation.
Register online or call the library.
Watch for more Opera Viva! events in 2015, including an interactive children’s program Through the Eyes and Ears of Mozart and a two-part series about the creation of a New Works Initiative opera premiering this spring.
Events are funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
They are presented in collaboration with Minnesota Opera, one of the nation’s largest and most distinguished opera companies, known for its world-class artistry and innovative productions.