2019 Season

Opera Edwardsville presents Grammy-award winning soprano, Christine Brewer, in concert with pianist Craig Terry

Christine Brewer is a soprano noted for her powerful voice, which has been heard on stages around the world including the Metropolitan Opera, Paris Opera, English National Opera, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago... and next at the Wildey Theatre on historic North Main Street in downtown Edwardsville.

We are honored that Christine Brewer will not only perform in concert, but also serves as Opera Edwardsville's first Artistic Advisor.

Stay tuned for tickets, sponsorship opportunities, participating restaurants serving special dinner menus before the show, and more.

Learn more about Christine Brewer at christinebrewer.com.

Save the Date: September 7, 2019

Opera Edwardsville presents "Christmas at the Wildey: A Wagnerian Christmas"

Join us for our second annual performance holiday concert at the Wildey Theatre. Opera Edwardsville is proud to welcome St. Louis Soprano Julie Tabash Kelsheimer and Scottish Mezzo Penelope Cousland alongside OE Founder & Artistic Director, Chase Henry Hopkins.

The musical program will feature the music of Wagner, Humperdinck and Rossini.

Save the Date: December 2019

Opera Edwardsville in Residence at Edwardsville High School

Opera Edwardsville will present a free 5-day Opera Workshop for high school singers through the EHS Choral Program. Students will be provided with Private voice lessons, repertoire coaching, and stagecraft.

June 17-21, 2019

A Note From the Founder

Thanks to the support from our gorgeous community, we have launched Opera Edwardsville and are excited for 2019.

With the help of many generous and dedicated music lovers and community leaders, we are bringing world-class music to Edwardsville. From house concerts, programs at the High School, and performances at the Wildey in 2018, we are just getting started.

Opera Edwardsville seeks to empower audiences through exposure to bold new ideas, relevant reminders from history, foreign perspectives, and a way to connect with each other through the shared experience of live classical music.

Our first performance took place on December 22, 2018 at the Wildey Theatre. Thank you to the 350+ people who spent their evening with us, we hope you enjoyed the program.

We are thrilled to bring Christine Brewer to perform at Opera Edwardsville next on September 7, 2019.

We are so grateful for the many individuals, organizations, and businesses who sponsored us in 2018, and are excited about what's in store for 2019. Stay tuned!

Thank you,

Chase Hopkins


Special Thanks to Our Sponsors and Patrons