A sensational line up of guest artists will perform operatic highlights and Broadway favorites --Bring your lawn chairs, tables, and picnics to enjoy opera under the starry night sky and the dazzling spotlights! Who knows, maybe the cicadas will join in chorus again this year!
With voices that shine as bright as the iconic spotlights, OE welcomes sopranos Emily Birsan and Sofia Troncoso, mezzo-soprano Emily Fons, and tenor Eric Ferring, with accompaniment from pianist and OE Artist-in-Residence, Joseph Welch. To celebrate OE's 5th Anniversary, Grammy Award-winning soprano and OE Artistic Advisor Christine Brewer make a special guest appearance.
This event will feature state-of-the-art amplification provided by Chicago’s Aphorism Studios, led by audio engineer Dan Nichols, names Person of the Year by the Chicago Tribune in 2021 for Classical Music.
A post-concert champagne reception is planned at the Edwardsville Public Library for OE Season Sponsors and Donors, with a 5th Anniversary toast and artist meet-and-greet.