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.


Northern Lights will be holding a Fundraiser at the New Events Center at Giants Ridge on June 30, starting at 5:30 PM. Tickets are $65 per person.

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.

Northern Lights’  performance venues allow audiences the experience of listening to live classical music in some of the Minnesota Iron Range’s most beautiful and historic sites.

An art exhibit, featuring Iron Country, photographs by Vance Gellert, will open in the Lobby of Mesabi East’s Veda Zuponcic Auditorium on July 2, at 3:00 pm.


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.

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