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Pine Mountain Music Festival Presents: History of Opera in the UP

Saturday, June 22, 2024, 7:30 pm

Tenor Darrius Morton, Soprano Maitri White, and Mezzo Lara Neves join the SSA String Quartet in a lecture recital featuring operatic works that have been performed in the Upper Peninsula.

PRESENTER | Pine Mountain Music Festival
VENUE | Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts
DURATION | TBD with intermission
TICKETS | Pay As You're Able ($35 Full Ticket Fee) What is this?
SEATING | General Admission


PMMF was founded in Iron Mountain, Michigan, in 1991 by Laura Jean Deming, a cellist and member of the orchestra of Lyric Opera of Chicago. That first season was primarily chamber music, but by 1992 opera was being produced. The festival runs during mid-June in Houghton, Marquette, and Iron counties in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. 

The PMMF produces a season of professional classical music. The festival has presented 36 operas, including three commissioned world premieres: The Children of the Keweenaw (2001), The Diaries of Adam and Eve (2007), and Rockland (2011). It also premiered a new string quartet, Oday Daywayigun (2010). Educational components have been an integral part of the festival: the Orchestra Fellowship Program (1994 - 2007; 2015); the Resident Opera Artist Program (1998 - 2015); the in-school program OPERAtion Imagination (2002 - 2014); and UPstarts!, a current program providing performance opportunities for emerging young artists of the Upper Peninsula.

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