Monday, June 5, 2023

UPDATED: Opera Outdoors returns this month

UPDATED 5/20: The Opera has announced that the performance originally scheduled for Saturday, May 21 at 10am has been cancelled.

With public performances presented since 1950, the Toledo Opera now reaches 30,000 people every year, through education programs, community outreach and mainstage performances, providing an enjoyable and enriching experience for Toledoans.

The Opera has returned with weekly performances at the Toledo Botanical Garden and the Toledo Farmers Market, hosting a series with the Opera Outdoors program. 

The first three performances took place on May 4, 11 and 14. Further performances will be held on the following dates:

Wednesday, May 18 Toledo Botanical Garden 6pm

Wednesday, May 24 Toledo Botanical Garden 6pm 

Including outstanding performers Grace Wipfli (soprano), Katherine Kincaid (mezzo soprano), Andrew Payne (baritone) Fran Daniel Lauceria (tenor), Andrew Payne (baritone)and Mercy Olson (pianist), they are resident artists who live in Toledo and work with the Opera for one year, selected from an international group of 150 applicants.

“We are happy to welcome back the Toledo Opera as a part of our lineup of live performances in the Metroparks this season. One of the benefits of parks is that they bring together nature, the arts and people to create something truly special,” said Matt Killam, Chief Outreach Officer for Metroparks Toledo.

Weather may affect events so interested attendees should look for cancellations. All outdoor performances are free and open to the community. 

For more information, contact Alyssa Greenberg the Toledo Opera Community Engagement Director or visit


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