Opera in the Park 2018

Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 8pm | Garner Park | Free Admission

Join us for the 17th year of a Madison summer tradition! Opera in the Park has become the very definition of what Madison Opera means to our community. In beautiful Garner Park, the stars come out in the sky, the light sticks come out in the audience, and singers from our upcoming season share their favorite opera and musical theater numbers.

Opera in the Park 2018 stars sopranos Brenda Rae and Talise Trevigne; tenor John Lindsey; baritone Levi Hernandez; the Madison Opera Chorus, and the Madison Symphony Orchestra, all under the baton of Gary Thor Wedow. Repertoire will be announced in early summer.

Come discover what happens when our community comes together around beautiful performances, beautiful music, and a beautiful summer night. 

Garner Park opens at 7am the day of the concert. Blankets, chairs, food and beverages are allowed.

Prelude Dinner: Reservations for the Prelude Dinner are now being taken. For more information please contact Beth Tolles at tolles@madisonopera.org or call (608) 238-8085.

Volunteers: Opera in the Park is a success because of the dedicated volunteers that help us run the event every year. We have a variety of different volunteer tasks that suit a wide range of skill levels, including set-up, clean-up, helping with parking, handing out programs, and selling light sticks. For a full list of tasks and descriptions, click HERE.

Sign up by clicking HERE

For more information on volunteering, contact Michael Hoke at hoke@madisonopera.org or (608) 238-8085.

Weather policy: We will decide by 5pm on Saturday if we need to postpone the concert to Sunday due to the weather. That decision will be posted on the homepage of our website, through social media, on our voicemail, and through the media.


 Brenda Rae
 John Lindsey
 Levi Hernandez
 Gary Thor Wedow

July 21, 2018




Raymond B. Preston
 Family Foundation