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Chad Sonka (Don Quixote) & James Smith (Sancho Panza)
Photo by James Caldwell

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Thanks for a great "Man of La Mancha", the closing show of our 17th season of professional opera! 

A Young Artist Production
June 18-21, 7:30pm, 2015
On the Lawn at Brucemore, 2160 Linden Drive SE, Cedar Rapids

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Follow the adventures of mad knight, Don Quixote, and his sidekick, Sancho Panza, as they traverse Spain, encountering deadly foes and beautiful maidens. Based on the book and play by Victor Hugo, the story is told by Miguel de Cervantes, a failed actor, as he relates the legend to his fellow inmates during the Spanish Inquisition. Man of La Mancha music by Mitch Leigh, lyrics by Joe Darion, book by Dale Wasserman.

Enjoy an evening on the picturesque lawn at Brucemore, indulging in the beautiful tunes of this musical which include “The Impossible Dream” and “Dulcinea.” Remember to bring a picnic, beverages and lawn chairs or blankets.

If rated, this production could be considered PG-13.

EARLIER in the 2014-15 SEASON

Thursday September 18, 2014
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410 3rd Avenue SE

Join us as we unveil our 17th season of opera with an evening of musical highlights from Don Giovanni and Man of La Mancha, featuring several principal cast members. Enjoy light appetizers and beverages from Zin’s, and a complementary tour of the CRMA’s wonderful galleries.

Taste of Opera is sponsored by Bankers Trust

DON GIOVANNI by Mozart (new production)
Friday January 16, 2015 at 8:00 pm and Sunday January 18, 2015 at 2:00pm
Paramount Theatre,119 3rd Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids
Live broadcast of the Sunday matinee by Iowa Public Radio
Orchestra Iowa musicians conducted by Daniel Kleinknecht; stage direction by William Ferrara.

Considered by some to be the best opera ever written, Mozart’s masterpiece is based on legends of Don Juan, a womanizing scoundrel. The opera slinks between comedy and tragedy as the lead character pursues a path which leads to his destruction.

Don Giovanni is sponsored by CRST, Rockwell Collins, Myron & Esther Wilson with additional support from Divine Engineering, the Jared & Carol Hills Foundation, Orchestra Iowa, and United Fire Group

OPERA GALA 2015: Fantasy of the Opera
Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Cedar Rapids Country Club
Sponsored by Myron & Esther Wilson, Bankers Trust, and Morgan Stanley
See photos from the Gala here!

Party in the Penthouse
Young Artist Fundraising Event Featuring Music from "Man of La Mancha"
Saturday, June 13, 2015, 7:00PM – 8:30PM
Park @ 201 – The Penthouse Suites, 201 E. Washington Street, Iowa City
Hosted by Digital Artefacts and Dr. David Hasan
See photos from the event here.

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