The concerts will feature singers of USD Opera and a USD chamber orchestra conducted by Luis Viquez, D.M.A., assistant professor of clarinet and director of orchestras. Vocal direction is led by Tracelyn Gesteland, D.M.A., professor of voice/opera and the Walter A. and Lucy Yoshioka Buhler Endowed Chair.

They will perform fan-favorite arias and duets, including works by Puccini, Mozart, Gounod, Leoncavallo and many more.


Friday, April 30

  • USD campus between Slagle Hall and Old Main, 12-1 p.m.
  • Downtown Vermillion on the Platz, corner of Main and Market St., 5-6 p.m.

Saturday, May 1

  • Levitt at the Falls, 504 N. Phillips Ave., Sioux Falls, 12-1 p.m.
  • McKennan Park Bandshell, 1400 S. 3rd Ave., Sioux Falls, 3-4 p.m.

Sunday, May 2

  • Riverside Park Amphitheater, 200 Levee St., Yankton, 2-3 p.m.

Performers include:

  • Denisse Balandran, sophomore vocal performance; Storm Lake, Iowa
  • Rachel Bozonie, sophomore music education and cello performance; Storm Lake, Iowa
  • Adam Lange, junior vocal performance; Yankton, South Dakota
  • Margaret Meierhenry, sophomore musical arts and political science; Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Lauren Paul, graduate vocal performance and music historyEvansville, Wisconsin
  • Elisabeth Peirce, freshman vocal performance and music education; Elk Point, South Dakota
  • Katelyn Privett, freshman music educationSioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Michaela Rabideau, graduate vocal performance; Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Brian Shirley, freshman musical arts and business administration; Rapid City, South Dakota

Concerts are free and open to the public. Masks are requested.

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