Special Events

20th Anniversary Celebration
Featuring Lise Lindstrom, soprano
Thursday, November 13th at 7:30pm

Lise Lindstrom. Photo Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

Join Union Avenue Opera for our 20th Anniversary Celebration Concert on Thursday, November 13th at 7:30pm when internationally-acclaimed soprano and UAO alumna Lise Lindstrom joins our orchestra and chorus on stage for an evening of pure operatic pleasure featuring “In questa reggia” from Turandot, “Vissi d’arte” from Tosca, and “Vieni t’affretta!” from Macbeth. The program also includes the overture from Don Giovanni–featured in UAO’s Twenty-first Festival Season–and choruses form Nabucco (“Va, pensiero”) and Carmen (March of the Toredors and Chorus: “Les voici! les voici!”).

Celebrations begin prior to the concert with a VIP Party at the newly renovated Blossom House [5331 Enright Avenue] starting at 5:30pm. Guests purchasing Anniversary Package tickets will be invited to join the UAO Board of Directors for drinks and hors d’oeuvres prior to the concert.

The concert begins at 7:30pm at UAO and will be hosted by Master of Ceremonies Tom Sudholt (Program Director, On-Air Announcer and Producer at Radio Arts Foundation of St. Louis, 107.3FM) following which, all guests are invited to a Champagne toast in the Fellowship Hall.

Anniversary Concert Ticket Packages:

$250 Patron Anniversary Package – Includes Patron seating; ticket to VIP party; Post-concert Champagne toast; Signed Turandot DVD (Royal Opera) starring Lise Lindstrom [while supplies last] OR a 2015 Behind-the-Scenes pass that includes dress rehearsal access with a  backstage tour; and a $150 tax-deductible donation.

$125 Reserved Center/Balcony Anniversary Package – Includes Reserved seating; ticket to VIP party; Post-concert Champagne toast; and a $25 tax-deductible donation.

$45 Reserved Center/Balcony – Includes Reserved seating; Post-concert Champagne toast

$35 General Admission – Includes General Admission seating; Post-concert Champagne toast

Proceeds from the Anniversary Concert benefit Union Avenue Opera. This event would not be possible without the support of UAO’s orchestra [members of the American Federation of Musicians] and chorus who are donating their time and talents in support of UAO’s Twentieth Anniversary.

Lise Lindstrom has been widely-praised for her performances in the title role of Turandot, a role she first sang at Union Avenue Opera in 2004. Other notable performances of the role include Royal Opera, Covent Garden, where she is featured on the newly released DVD recording of the production; Milan’s La Scala; the Metropolitan Opera; the Arena di Verona; les Chorégies d’Orange; Deutsche Oper Berlin; and in Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Miami, and Dallas. The California Bay area native’s career highlights include the title role of Salome at the Vienna State Opera, Turin’s Teatro Regio, and San Diego Opera; Brünnhilde (Die Walküre) at Palermo’s Teatro Massimo; the title role of Tosca with Gilmmerglass Opera; Elisabeth and Venus (Tannhäuser) with Greek National Opera; Magda (The Consul) with Arizona Opera; Ricke (Franchetti’s Germania) with Deutsche Oper Berlin; and the title role of Ariadne auf Naxos with Des Moines Metro Opera. On the concert stage, Lindstrom has been a soloist with the San Francisco Symphony and at New York’s Bard College and the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. Future seasons include leading roles in Salome at Wiener Staatsoper, Elektra at Hamburgische Staatsoper, and Turandot with Teatro di San Carlo and Opera Australia. Lindstrom holds degrees from San Francisco State University and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

For more information about Lise Lindstrom you can visit here website at www.liselindstrom.com



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