St Croix Valley Opera

"At Home Concert Series"

Live from Stillwater, MN!


Will Esch

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Philip Kadidlo

Thursday, October 29th, 2020
7:00 PM

Stillwater Native and Bass Sensation, Will Esch 
and Local Piano Pro, Philip Kadidlo!
Watch from the safety of your own home.
Limited Registrations Available.
Register Online Now!

Championing Transformation Through Music!

Our Mission is to produce high-quality musical performances in the Twin Cities East Metro, specifically the Stillwater/St. Croix River Valley area that enrich the arts environment and help emerging artists advance their careers by performing alongside experienced professionals.

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The Richard Wagner Society of the Upper Midwest

Music in Action

Music in Action is a project grant designed to provide financial support for local musicians while addressing the greater need for hope, healing, and community exposed by the killing of George Floyd. The intent of this grant is to supply musicians with the funds needed to create a concert program and retain fair compensation for their performances. Projects must be pre-recorded and will be premiered virtually, with video hosting provided by RWSUM. Proposals should demonstrate the applicant’s dedication to spark healing, humanity, and joy through the vocal arts. Though not an eligibility requirement, this program especially values the stories and opinions of BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and persons with disabilities. We encourage applicants who identify as such to apply.

For further information and to apply for a grant, please download the MiA Grant Overview and the MiA Grant Application.

Our vision is to establish Stillwater as a regional music cultural center with a diverse, vibrant community of performing artists!

-Obed Floan, Executive Director     

We are a nonprofit opera company specializing in producing the highest-quality live music and theatre, opera, and musical theatre productions in the heart of the birthplace of Minnesota. Stillwater, MN, and the entire St. Croix Valley Region.

St. Croix Valley Opera is a non-profit organization designed to produce high-quality musical art performances for the bright and vibrant local and regional east metro communities surrounding Stillwater, Minnesota. We wish to provide educational, performance, and employment opportunities working in the arts alongside established professionals, granting valuable experience for local emerging professionals and amateurs alike, aspiring to fulfill their dreams of taking the next step toward professional career advancement in the performing arts.

Our continued vision for our opera/musical theatre company is to curate an ongoing regular season of professional productions in Stillwater, sustainably bridging the arts in this region to the rest of the nation/world in the process. As you can see, we have big plans!

-Megan Wagner, General Manager     

Please consider supporting our artistic endeavors throughout the region:

Your financial support enables us to:

  • fairly compensate our artists,
  • provide high-quality online streaming,
  • and pave the way for new and innovative music programming for the remainder of 2020.

Gifts of any amount are greatly appreciated!

Thank you for supporting emerging vocal artists and
St. Croix Valley Opera!