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Discover Great Music on the
Mesabi Iron Range!

June 28 - July 19, 2015

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.

Merry Widow

Exciting Casting News
Artistic Director Veda Zuponcic has announced Franz Lehar's The Merry Widow as the Northern Lights 2015 season main stage production.

Lehar's comic operetta concerns a rich widow and her fellow countrymen's efforts to keep her wealth in their principality by finding her the right husband.

Lehar's ravishing score includes the "Vilja Song", "You'll Find Me at Maxim's" and the "Merry Widow Waltz".

Gavriel Heine of the Mariinsky Theater St. Petersburg will be returning as Music Director.

Opera Workshop NEW Vocal Workshop for 2015

Designed for the young professional, our new Vocal Workshop will provide singers with private lessons and coachings, as well as performance opportunities in our 2015 production of The Merry Widow.

In addition, all participants will appear in a special performance of scenes from Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, Carlisle Floyd's Susannah and Weber Der Freischütz.



Our 2014 festival included a full-length production of Bizet's Carmen, as well as a revival of Benjamin Britten's church opera Noyes Fludde.


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


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!   Students


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Available Now!

DVDs of the NLMF Productions of Carmen, La Boheme, and Pagliacci performed at Chisholm High School.

$15 + S&H per DVD.
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Faculty Update

Celebrated pianist and pedagogue, Dr. Alan Chow, Associate Professor at Northwestern University, joins the 2015 NLMF piano faculty!

One of the most sought-after teachers of piano in the world today, and a frequent juror of national and international competitions, Dr. Chow will be available to give private lessons and master classes to NLMF students.

NLMF Student in Major Competition!

Matt Eng (NLMF '10 - '14), a student of Veda Zuponcic has been accepted to compete in the prestigious Hilton Head Young Artist Competition.


Osaka International Music Competition to hold semi-finals at Northern Lights Festival.



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