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Join Us for These Special 20th Anniversary Season Events

Lecture - Arranged Marriages in China:  No Riddles Needed

Thursday, November 9, 6:00PM, Cedar Rapids Public Library, Whipple Auditorium
Dr. Edy Parsons explores the topic of arranged marriage in Turandot. Free & open to the public.
Sponsored by UFG Insurance

Temple Judah Preview Concert
Saturday, January 6, 7:00PM
Temple Judah, 3221 Lindsay Lane SE, Cedar Rapids

Hear a performance by members of the Turandot cast at this free annual event.  No reservations necessary; open to the public. Sponsored by West Music and Lena Gilbert, REALTORĀ®, Skogman Realty

The Ugly Duckling Family Event
Saturday, January 6, 11:30AM, Cedar Rapids Public Library, Beems Auditorium

This free, all-ages, interactive event will immediately follow The Ugly Duckling community performance at the Library.  The free performance will take place at 10:30AM in the Library's Whipple Auditorium.
Sponsored by Wells Fargo

Sitzprobe Social
Monday, January 15, 6:00PM, Opus Concert Cafe & The Paramount Theatre

Enjoy light refreshments with friends, a Q&A on the upcoming production, and an exclusive sneak peek of Turandot in the theater.  Tickets, $35/person through the Opera Office at 319-365-7401 or jlschulte at

Chinese New Year Post-Performance Celebration at Cobble Hill
Sunday, January 21, following the matinee performance of Turandot

Following the Sunday matinee of Turandot, cap off a week of Puccini at Cobble Hill with a three-course Chinese New Year's feast with Italian influences. Chef Andy Schumacher is developing this special menu especially for Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre goers. Reservations required.  Reservation information available online in December.

20th Anniversary Season Celebration
Saturday, June 2, 2018
, CRST Building, Downtown Cedar Rapids
Raise a glass with us at this special end-of-the season party!  Ticket details available online this spring.

Brigadoon Preview Concert
Saturday, June 9, 2018, Indian Creek Nature Center Outdoor Amphitheater
The cast of Brigadoon performs pieces from the show and other operatic favorites in this free concert.  No reservations required.  Sponsored by Myron and Esther Wilson

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