Opera in the Park 2018

Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 8 p.m. | 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, along with the Madison Opera Chorus and Madison Symphony Orchestra.

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

Opera in the Park 2018 is conducted by Gary Thor Wedow, with the Madison Opera Chorus and the Madison Symphony Orchestra.  Soloists and repertoire will be announced in spring 2018. 

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

Sign up by clicking HERE

For more information contact Michael Hoke at hoke@madisonopera.org or call (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 our social media, on our voicemail, and through members of the press. 

November 3 & 5, 2017
The Abduction from the Seraglio
February 9 & 11, 2018
Florencia en el Amazonas
April 27 & 29, 2018
July 21, 2018




Raymond B. Preston
 Family Foundation