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Welcome to Opera on the Lake

The name says it all: we plan to deliver a first-rate, world class opera performance in true Minnesota style- on the lake!

For our premiere season, we will present Die Fledermaus, a timeless operetta from Johann Strauß in the beautiful Como Lakeside Pavilion in Saint Paul with a cast of international and local opera stars and a small chamber orchestra.  Using the lakes and parks of Minnesota as our scenery, we are taking opera out of the opera house and bringing it directly to YOU.

Join us for a fresh and new take on classic opera with a distinctly Minnesotan twist.

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SUMMER 2019

Die Fledermaus (“The Bat”)

Music by Johann Strauss | Sung in German with English dialogue

Often translated as “The Revenge of the Bat”, Die Fledermaus is Johann Strauss, Jr’s most enduring piece and a staple in the operatic repertoire. With beautiful melodies such as the “Du und Du” Walz and gems like “Adele’s Laughing Song”, it comes as no surprise.

Opera on the Lake is taking the story out of 19th century Vienna and setting it in the here and now. Get ready to dive into a world of pranks, mistaken identities, and colorful characters sung by cast of international and local opera stars.

We promise, this is a night you will not forget!

Premiere: July 24, 7:00p.m.

July 26, 7:00p.m.

July 27, 7:00p.m.

Como Lakeside Pavilion
1360 Lexington Pkwy N
St. Paul, MN 55103



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SUPPORT

Putting on a show takes time, talent– and money. From set pieces to costumes, from musicians’ fees to renting out rehearsal space, it all adds up quickly.

If you would like to help Opera on the Lake, there are a multitude of ways to show your support. No donation is too small- or large! Take a look at our tiered sponsorship options listed below and find one that works for you. We are sure both private investors and businesses alike can find an attractive option! Be sure to mention the name of your sponsorship level after you’ve donated.

Donate conveniently online by clicking the “Donate” button” :

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Alternatively, you can send us a check via US Mail. Please contact us directly at info@operaonthelake.com for instructions on how to do so.

As an added bonus, all contributions on behalf of Opera on the Lake are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Perch Lake $50-$99

  • “Thank you” on the Opera on the Lake website
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Loon Lake $100-$249

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Lake Nokomis $250-$499

  • Sponsor name and/or business logo with a link on the Opera on the Lake website
  • “Thank you” in the printed program
  • Personalized Opera on the Lake Instagram “Thank You” Card
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Ottertail Lake $500-$999

  • Quarter-page Ad in printed program
  • Sponsor name and/or business logo with a link on the Opera on the Lake website
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Lake Minnetonka $1,000-$2,499

  • Invitation for two to attend a post-performance opening night event on July 24th
  • Half-page ad in program
  • Sponsor name and/or business logo with a link on the Opera on the Lake website
  • Personalized Opera on the Lake Instagram “Thank You” Card
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Mille Lacs $2,500-$4,999

  • Invitation for two to attend a post-performance opening night event on July 24th
  • VIP Seating for two at performance of your choice
  • Name announced from stage at beginning of each performance
  • Half-page ad in program
  • Sponsor name and/or business logo with a link on the Opera on the Lake website
  • Personalized Opera on the Lake Instagram “Thank You” Card
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Lake Superior $5,000+

  • Sponsor name and/or logo prominently displayed in marketing materials including advertising, pre-performance publicity, printed and digital materials sent to our patrons, prospective attendees, and supporters
  • Invitation for two to attend an open rehearsal, date TBD
  • Invitation for two to attend a post-performance opening night event on July 24th
  • VIP Seating for two at performance of your choice
  • Name announced from stage at beginning of each performance
  • Full Page Ad in printed program
  • Sponsor name and/or business logo with a link on the Opera on the Lake website
  • Personalized Opera on the Lake Instagram “Thank You” Card
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Opera on the lake is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Opera on the Lake must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Thank you! Danke schön!

VOLUNTEER

Interested in volunteering or supporting in another way? We gratefully welcome your ideas!
Drop us a line at info@operaonthelake.com