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Discover Great Music on Minnesota’s historic Iron Range.

July 1 – 26, 2021

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.

OUR VIP SEASON PASSES ARE NOW AVAILABLE

2021 Season Pass
Adrian King at piano with orchestra.

YOUNG ARTISTS PROGRAM

Northern Lights Young Artists Program provides private lessons, chamber music coachings and multiple performance opportunities to young pianists, strings and wind players.
Opera Apprentices

OPERA APPRENTICE PROGRAM

Our opera apprentice program gives young singers the opportunity to train with world class vocal coaches and to perform both in our opera and in selected scene performaces.
Allysa Martin as Cinderella

NORTHER LIGHTS FESTIVAL OPERA

The Northern Lights Festival Opera is the dazzling centerpiece of our season. Featuring internationally renowned singers with performances in multiple Range cities.

The festival is funded by the generous contributions of numerous governmental agencies,corporations and private donors, including the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, and gifts from Explore Minnesota Tourism, IBM and Minnesota Power Foundation.

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Logo Chisholm Community Foundation

Minnesota Power logo

B'nai Abraham logo
Gardner Trust logo

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Johnson and Johnson logo
Cliffs Foundation logo
Explore Minnesota logo
Arrowhead Arts Council logo
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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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