2023 Season

OPERA EDWARDSVILLE at DUNHAM HALL

DECEMBER 2, 2023 at 7:30pm | SIUE Arts & Issues Series

Presented as part of the SIUE Arts & Issues Series


Kick off the holiday season with Opera Edwardsville on December 2, 2023 for a concert of festive favorites and classic carols. OE’s signature December event returns to Dunham Hall as part of the SIUE Arts & Issues.


Featuring: 


Ann Toomey, soprano

Julie Tabash Kelsheimer, soprano

Lindsay Metzger, mezzo-soprano

Schyler Vargas, baritone

Evan Boyer, bass


With accompaniment by: 

Joseph Welch, pianist and OE Artist-in-Residence


With emcee: 

Chase Hopkins, OE Founder & Artistic Director


Ticket Information


Sponsors & Donors

Donors and sponsors are invited to attend our annual December concert with a number of complimentary tickets based on their level of giving. An RSVP is required. All donors and sponsors have been contacted by an Opera Edwardsville board member to confirm their RSVP. Please contact operaedwardsville@gmail.com if you have any questions or concerns. 


"Print-at-home" tickets will be issued by the SIUE Arts & Issues digital box office. You will receive an email with the subject "Your receipt and tickets for Opera Edwardsville Holiday Concert" from fansupport@hometownticketing.com. You can display these tickets on your phone to an Arts & Issues usher or print them out at home and bring to the concert. 


General ticket sales open September 25th!
Tickets can be purchased online through the SIUE Arts & Issues box office.  Tickets cost $50 to the general public, $25 to SIUE faculty, and $10 for students.


How to locate your "Print-at-home" Tickets

"Print-at-home" tickets will be issued by the SIUE Arts & Issues digital box office. You will receive an email with the subject "Your receipt and tickets for Opera Edwardsville Holiday Concert" from fansupport@hometownticketing.com. You can display these tickets on your phone to an Arts & Issues usher or print them out at home and bring to the concert. 

Meet the Artists

Ann Toomey

Soprano

JULIE TABASH KELSHEIMER

Soprano

LINDSAY METZGER

Mezzo-soprano

SCHYLER VARGAS

Baritone

EVAN BOYER

Bass

JOSEPH WELCH

Piano

CHASE HOPKINS

Emcee

SPONSORS AND SPECIAL THANKS

Lead season sponsorship comes from Stifel, Anonymous, and the City of Edwardsville. Presenting sponsorship comes from Lewis Rice, the Rotary Club of Edwardsville,, and the Schmidt and Barton Family Fund. Additional support comes from the Bank of Madison County, Hortica, Miller and Maack General Contractors, SIYAO Vocal Competition, Tessitura Music. Special thanks to the Great Rivers and Routes Tourism Bureau, SIUE School of Music, First Presbyterian Church of Edwardsville, Scott Evers Photography, the Urban Collective Hotel, Cleveland Heath

LEAD SEASON SPONSORS

PRESENTING SPONSORS