Twin Cities Art Reader:
Opera On The Lake Returns With The Merry Widow
– Amy Donahue – July 24, 2022

As Minnesota’s foremost authority in performing Viennese operetta – and more than a decade of experience performing this repertoire in Vienna – Anne Wieben brings a wealth of insight into The Merry Widow‘s moods, rhythms, and humor, suffusing the production with a tug that pulls you in. Throw in the gorgeous score and catchy songs, and it’s The Merry Widow better than you’ve ever imagined it before.

Pioneer Press: Opera on the Lake Gives “The Merry Widow” the Minnesota Treatment, dontcha know
-Sheila Regan, July 27 2022

“Original spoken dialogue by founder, director and star Anne Wieben gets interspersed with the sung German libretto, creating an accessible entry point….but Opera on the Lake’s secret is its marvelous singers.”

Broadway World Interview: Anne Wieben of
Opera On The Lake

-Jared Fessler July 5, 2022

Twin Cities Art Reader: Opera On The Lake Strikes Back

 Amy Donahue – July 27, 2021

“It’s summer in Minnesota, which means it’s officially Lake Time. By the lake, in the lake, on the lake – we’re not the Land of 10,000 Lakes for nothing. This makes the return of the Opera on the Lake festival to Lake Como this week as natural as sweet corn at the State Fair.

Star Tribune: Opera goes to the lake this summer with a new company opening in St.Paul
– Terry Blain, July 22 2019

“Opera on the lake makes charismatic debut with Die Fledermaus”
– Callie Cooper, Schmopera, July 26, 2019

School of Music alumna Anne Wieben launches Opera on the Lake
– July 9, 2019