Special Events 2017-18

Join Us for These Special 20th Anniversary Season Events

Lecture - Arranged Marriages in China:  No Riddles Needed

Thursday, November 9, 6:00PM, Cedar Rapids Public Library, Whipple Auditorium
Dr. Edy Parsons explores the topic of arranged marriage in Turandot. Free & open to the public.
Sponsored by UFG Insurance

The Ugly Duckling Family Event
Saturday, January 6, 11:30AM, Cedar Rapids Public Library, Beems Auditorium

This free, all-ages, interactive event will immediately follow The Ugly Duckling community performance at the Library.  The free performance will take place at 10:30AM in the Library's Whipple Auditorium.
Sponsored by Wells Fargo

Temple Judah Preview Concert
Saturday, January 6, 7:00PM
Temple Judah, 3221 Lindsay Lane SE, Cedar Rapids
The community is invited to the sixth annual Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre Temple Judah Preview Concert.
This event is free and open to the public; no reservations are required.

Hear selected arias from Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre’s upcoming production of “Turandot” and other popular operatic pieces performed by cast members Rebecca Nash, Ta'u Pupu'a, Chloé Olivia Moore, Matthew Lau, Andrew McLaughlin, Nicholas Nestorak, Max Zander, Ashley Kay Armstrong, Christina Bernardoni, Ian Butler, Matt Chastain, Samuel Cotton, Leigh Folta, Alanna Fraize, Erin Persick and Liang Zhao, with pianist Shari Rhoads.

Sponsored by Michelle Arenson & Mike Robertson, Lena Gilbert, REALTOR®, Skogman Realty and West Music

Sitzprobe Social
Monday, January 15, 6:00PM, Opus Concert Cafe & The Paramount Theatre

Enjoy light refreshments with friends, a Q&A on the upcoming production with stage director William Ferrara and pianist Kyle Naig, and an exclusive sneak peek of Turandot in the theater in this traditional first "seated" rehearsal with the singers and orchestra.  Tickets, $35/person through the Opera Office at 319-365-7401.

20th Anniversary Season Celebration
Saturday, June 2, 2018
, CRST Building, Downtown Cedar Rapids
Raise a glass with us at this special end-of-the season party!  Ticket details available online this spring.

Brigadoon Preview Concert
Saturday, June 9, 2018, Indian Creek Nature Center Outdoor Amphitheater
The cast of Brigadoon performs pieces from the show and other operatic favorites in this free concert.  No reservations required.  Sponsored by Myron and Esther Wilson

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