Star soprano Jill Gardner sings “God Bless America” for 39,000 people at the Minnesota Twins/NY Yankees game on July 4th at Target Field. Video by Michael Yeshion Photography. Mill City Summer Opera has never been prouder! Click here to watch the video of Jill’s stunning performance. Another fun photo from July 4th with the mascot of the Minnesota Twins and Mill City Summer Opera’s Artistic Director, David Lefkowich.
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John Birge of Minnesota Public Radio interviews Soprano Jill Gardner and tenor Adam Diegel at a Mill City Summer Opera rehearsal of Puccini’s ‘Tosca’. Listen to a sneak preview of a gorgeous love duet between Jill and Adam here. Photo by Michael Yeshion Photography
For its third season of outdoor, summertime opera, Mill City Summer Opera has chosen to stage “TOSCA,” the Puccini tearjerker, with Jill Gardner in the title role. Artistic director David Lefkowichwill direct a staging set in the 1940s, and Brian DeMaris will be the show’s music director. Other cast members include Jake Gardner (Scarpia) and Dinyar Vania (Cavaradossi). As usual, Mill City will stage the opera outdoors in the Mill City Museum’s Ruin Courtyard. The past two seasons (“Pagliacci” and “The Barber of Seville”) have mostly sold out, so this is a hot ticket. Click here to read the full article and to reserve your seat!