Toledo Opera Brings Back Outdoor Series

By Afton Wooten

For the fourth year in a row, Toledo Opera is hosting its outdoor series throughout May.

The first performance is on May 4 at 6 pm at the Toledo Botanical Garden. Other performances held at the Botanical Gardens include May 11, 18, and 24. On May 14 and 21 the venue will be the Toledo Farmers’ Market.

The cast includes Resident Artists soprano Grace Wipfli, mezzo-soprano Katherine Kincaid, tenor Fran Daniel Laucerica, baritone Andrew Payne, and pianist Mercy Olson. They will present classical repertoire, along with musical theatre and popular American standards.

“This Opera Outdoors series is the fourth installation of the program since its inception in September 2020, in response to the pandemic,” said Suzanne Rorick, Executive Director of the Toledo Opera, in an official press statement. “Since then, it has become part of our core programming, and we are honored to work along side our fantastic community partners to share engaging and accessible live music from the vocal repertoire with everyone.”

All events are free to the public.