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Announcing the Hudson Bandshell Concert 2024!

Friday, July 12, 2024 - Lakefront Park, Hudson, WI

Concert starts at 7:00 p.m.

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Hudson Bandshell Pre-Concert 2023

Updated Information Coming Soon!

Join us on an extraordinary journey as we fulfill our vision at St. Croix Valley Opera, expanding the Opera on the River Festival across both banks of the majestic St. Croix River! Prepare to be captivated by the addition of the Hudson Bandshell Concert on July 12, 2024, at 7:00 PM, nestled within the breathtaking scenery of Lakefront Park in Hudson. This free concert is an ode to the essence of summer, beckoning all to partake in its splendor! Our hearts overflow with gratitude to the entire region for their unwavering support, fueling the flourishing of our programming throughout the valley. Dive deeper into our world and discover more about our mission and offerings at our information tent.

But that's not all! As an extension of our flagship festival, we warmly invite you to immerse yourself in the grandeur of the main event in Stillwater. Details about the Opera on the River Festival await you below.

Don't miss out on this unparalleled experience! Mark your calendars, gather your loved ones, and join us in celebrating the magic of music and community along the enchanting shores of the St. Croix River!

Hudson Bandshell Concert 2024 Headliners:

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Who Will It Be?

Stay Tuned!

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Who Will It Be?

Stay Tuned!

SCVO Performances in Hudson, WI

Prepare for an explosion of artistic brilliance as St. Croix Valley Opera ignites Hudson, WI with a dazzling array of performances! From the enchanting 'Figaro for Kids' rendition of Barber of Seville to the transformative 'Summer Vocal Institute' and the electrifying 'Cabaret Night' series, all hosted at the prestigious Phipps Center for the Arts. And that's not all! This year, witness the crescendo of talent at the Opera on the River 2024 Vocal Competition, held at the historic Bethel Lutheran Church Downtown Campus. With each event promising to leave audiences spellbound, join us as we embark on an exhilarating journey of culture, creativity, and community celebration!

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March 2024

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June 2024

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Experience the magic of St. Croix Valley Opera's Opera on the River 2024 Festival, returning to the picturesque banks of the St. Croix River in downtown Stillwater! Join us for a month of festivities, including St. Croix Valley Opera's 4th Annual Opera on the River Vocal Competition on June 29th at Bethel Lutheran Church in Downtown Hudson, WI. The festival culminates with the Opera on the River Grand Concert on July 27th at 7:30 pm in the park as well, a free event open to all! Bring your chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets and enjoy an enchanting evening of music, featuring headliners soprano Jeni Houser, mezzo-soprano Katherine Beck, tenor Anthony Léon, and baritone Reginald

Smith, Jr. With our chamber orchestra led by our returning conductor, Andrew Sun from Minnesota Opera, experience an unforgettable journey through beloved opera and musical theater classics, culminating in a breathtaking finale under the sunset sky in Lowell Park on the banks of the beautiful St. Croix River! Don't miss your chance to hum your favorite tunes from the evening in the days and weeks following the festival! For an even more luxurious experience, upgrade to our VIP packages with box seating, charcuterie boxes by That Girl Brie, and alcohol-removed wine also available. Limited packages are available - reserve yours today!

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The Opera on the River Vocal Competition on June 29th at Bethel Lutheran Church in Downtown Hudson, WI is open to unmanaged singers between the ages of 18 and 34. Full eligibility criteria can be found here. The judging panel for the competition includes UMN's Jane Giering-De Haan, UW Superior's Jeffrey Madison, and MN Opera's Darius Gillard. Modest cash prizes will be awarded to the singers who place first, second, and third, and there will also be a "People's Choice" candidate selected by the spectators. The top winning singer may also have an opportunity to be recognized in the Opera on the River Grand Concert at the end of the month. The general public is invited to attend all of the vocal competition day, hosted at Bethel Lutheran Church Downtowm Campus in Hudson, WI.

Beginning at 4:00 pm on Saturday, July 27th, 2024, SCVO will host a Performing Arts Fair in Lowell Park that will include other music and arts organizations, non-profits, and schools from around the region representing their organizations to the crowd in the park. The performing arts fair serves two community-focused purposes by providing a platform for Opera on the River attendees to explore all of the arts offerings that our vibrant region has to offer, and by encouraging them to explore the Stillwater area and the downtown community of unique businesses and restaurants.

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According to Obed Floan, SCVO’s Executive Director, "We at St. Croix Valley Opera are thrilled to witness the ever-growing popularity of The Opera on the River Festival, a testament to the enduring support of our community. This expansion not only enriches the cultural tapestry of the greater St. Croix Valley but also introduces audiences to the diverse performing arts offerings across the region. Join us for an array of family-friendly activities, from the Vocal Competition to the Performing Arts Fair, culminating in the spectacular Grand Concert. We eagerly anticipate welcoming you all!"

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Obed Floan

Executive Director

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