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  • Carmen Act II
  • Conductor Gavriel Heine
  • Celine Leathead teaching
  • Student Practicing
  • Piano four hands
  • Collegiate Chamber Concert
  • Carmen

Discover Great Music on the
Mesabi Iron Range!

2015 Dates Announced: June 28 - July 19

One of Minnesota’s largest music festivals, the Northern Lights Music Festival offers lovers of classical music three weeks of opera, solo recitals, chamber and orchestra concerts presented by an international roster of guest artists, performing faculty and prize-winning student performers.



Visit some of the most beautiful historic sites on the Iron Range as you experience live classical music.

Historic venue
A new production of Bizet’s Carmen, designed by Bart Healy and directed by Benjamin Spierman; with Mariinsky Theatre’s Gavriel Heine conducting, will star the brilliant mezzo-soprano Janara Kellerman in the title role.
One of the most touching children’s operas, Benjamin Britten’s Noye's Fludde (Noah’s Flood) will be performed in two of the Iron Range’s most beautiful churches: Aurora’s Holy Rosary Church and Our Savior Lutheran Church in Hibbing.


Prize-winning international students, ages 9 through collegiate are among the stars at Northern Lights, performing numerous times in chamber music, solo and ensemble repertoire. Experience music from Bach to Bartok, with Gershwin and ColdPlay added for good measure!  


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Available Now!

DVDs of the NLMF Productions of "La Boheme" and "Pagliacci" performed at Chisholm High School.
$15 + S&H per DVD.

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View our promotional video for this year's festival.

Northern Lights Festival Opera Music Director Gavriel Heine will be conducting performances of the Mariinsky Ballet's production of Apollo and A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden this coming August.

Northern Lights Music Festival is proud to announce the addition of the noted Irish pianist Peter Mack to our keyboard faculty.

Founding Artistic Director Veda Zuponcic will be the featured soloist in this year's Festive Fourth! Concert performing Gershwin's Piano Concerto.





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