JULY 2 – JULY 23, 2017
One of Minnesota’s largest music festivals, the Northern Lights Music Festival offers lovers of classical music three weeks of opera, chamber music and orchestra concerts presented by an international roster of guest artists, performing faculty and prize-winning young artists.
Congratulations to NLMF Alum (2012 – 2016 )Hans-Derek Yu on winning 2nd Place in the National finals of the MTNA Junior Performance Competition.
Tchaikovsky’s passionate score brings to life Pushkin’s immortal novel. Love, rejection, despair, a young women extraordinary transformation and a tragic duel inexorably unfold in this operatic masterpiece.
Famed Russian bass Maxim Mikhailov returns to Northern Lights as performer, teacher and director of this year’s opera. Audiences will remember him for his stagings of Gianni Schicchi and Pagliacci.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.