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Brothers

Albert Lea High School Auditorium 2000 Tiger Ln, Albert Lea, MN

Jim Witter and Ian Tanner join forces in a new show, "Brothers," featuring hits of “musical brothers” like Lennon & McCartney, Hall & Oates, & others...

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Medea

Marion Ross Performing Arts Center 147 N Broadway Ave, Albert Lea, MN

Having triumphed at the Met in some of the repertory’s fiercest soprano roles, Sondra Radvanovsky stars as the mythic sorceress who will stop at nothing in her quest for vengeance. Joining Radvanovsky in the Met-premiere production of Cherubini’s rarely performed masterpiece is tenor Matthew Polenzani as Medea’s Argonaut husband, Giasone; soprano Janai Brugger as her...

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La Traviata

Marion Ross Performing Arts Center 147 N Broadway Ave, Albert Lea, MN

Soprano Nadine Sierra stars as the self-sacrificing courtesan Violetta—one of opera’s ultimate heroines—in Michael Mayer’s vibrant production of Verdi’s beloved tragedy. Tenor Stephen Costello is her self- centered lover Alfredo, alongside baritone Luca Salsi as his disapproving father, and Maestro Daniele Callegari on the podium. Synopsis...

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Jeeyoon Kim

Albert Lea High School Auditorium 2000 Tiger Ln, Albert Lea, MN

Classical pianist Jeeyoon Kim delights audiences with a sparkling combination of sensitive artistry, broad emotional range, and impeccable technique. At the 2018 Global Music Awards Jeeyoon became a two Gold Medal winner for Emerging Artist and Instrumentalist at Global Music Awards. Jeeyoon Kim provides a uniquely engaging and innovative concert experience, including beautiful videos to...

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The Hours

Marion Ross Performing Arts Center 147 N Broadway Ave, Albert Lea, MN

Renée Fleming makes her highly anticipated return to the Met in the world-premiere production of Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Kevin Puts’s The Hours, adapted from Michael Cunningham’s acclaimed novel. Inspired by Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway and made a household name by the Oscar-winning 2002 film version starring Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, and Nicole Kidman, the powerful story follows three...

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Fedora

Marion Ross Performing Arts Center 147 N Broadway Ave, Albert Lea, MN

Umberto Giordano’s exhilarating drama returns to the Met repertory for the first time in 25 years. Packed with memorable melodies, showstopping arias, and explosive confrontations, Fedora requires a cast of thrilling voices to take flight, and the Met’s new production promises to deliver. Soprano Sonya Yoncheva, one of today’s most riveting artists, sings the title role...

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Frisson Ensemble

Albert Lea High School Auditorium 2000 Tiger Ln, Albert Lea, MN

Frisson is America’s hottest new classical group from New York City that is known for performing a wide variety of genres and styles including classical, popular, folk and jazz. The American Tribute Tour will feature beloved music from Gershwin and Cole Porter, melodies from Appalachian Spring, American themes from Dvorak’s music, ragtime from Scott Joplin...

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Lohengrin

Marion Ross Performing Arts Center 147 N Broadway Ave, Albert Lea, MN

Wagner’s soaring masterpiece makes its triumphant return to the Met stage after 17 years. In a sequel to his revelatory production of Parsifal, director François Girard unveils an atmospheric staging that once again weds his striking visual style and keen dramatic insight to Wagner’s breathtaking music, with Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium to conduct...

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Take 3

Albert Lea High School Auditorium 2000 Tiger Ln, Albert Lea, MN

Take 3 is a classical crossover trio led by virtuoso violinist Lindsay Deutsch, plus piano & cello. With a flair for the wild and unexpected, the genre-bending trio, Take 3 brings the refinement of a rigorous classical musical background and mixes it with rock-star charisma. Whether performing their take on pop, jazz, movie themes, or...

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Falstaff

Marion Ross Performing Arts Center 147 N Broadway Ave, Albert Lea, MN

FalBaritone Michael Volle stars as the caddish knight Falstaff, gleefully tormented by a trio of clever women who deliver his comeuppance, in Verdi’s glorious Shakespearean comedy. Maestro Daniele Rustioni takes the podium on April 1 to oversee a brilliant ensemble cast that features sopranos Hera Hyesang Park, Ailyn Pérez, and Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano Marie-Nicole...

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Der Rosenkavalier

Marion Ross Performing Arts Center 147 N Broadway Ave, Albert Lea, MN

A dream cast assembles for Strauss’s grand Viennese comedy. Soprano Lise Davidsen is the aging Marschallin, opposite mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as her lover Octavian and soprano Erin Morley as Sophie, the beautiful younger woman who steals his heart. Bass Günther Groissböck returns as the churlish Baron Ochs, and Markus Brück is Sophie’s wealthy father, Faninal....

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Champion

Marion Ross Performing Arts Center 147 N Broadway Ave, Albert Lea, MN

Six-time Grammy Award–winning composer Terence Blanchard brings his first opera to the Met after his Fire Shut Up in My Bones triumphantly premiered with the company to universal acclaim in 2021–22. Bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green is the young boxer Emile Griffith, who rises from obscurity to become a world champion, and bass-baritone Eric Owens portrays Griffith’s...