Classical Music is alive at the State Fair!

Six fabulous young opera singers from the Minnesota Opera Resident Artist Program were my guests yesterday at the State Fair. The eager crowd “bravo-ed” and “brava-ed” a selection of Rossini, Donizetti as well as a kind of barbershop styled “O Mio Babbino Caro.” The three low-voiced men even sang a dueling “Toreador” from Carmen. It was a gas!

No one broke character even when a PA system took over or when a few drops of rain threatened to end the fun.

If you’re planning to take in the fair, drop by the MPR booth. I should be preparing just now to introduce Cantus this afternoon – MPR’s new artists-in-residence. But as I sit at my desk, I am glued to our web-cam with the three gubernatorial candidates holding forth – there is one guy talking non-stop….I won’t say who, you’ll have to watch for yourself!

Still more great stuff at the MPR booth at the State Fair – visit us in person or online.