Diamond Anniversary Celebration Concert

Celebrating 75 Years of Excellence in Opera and Musical Theatre

As Opera Mississippi's 75th Anniversary season comes to a close, they have saved the best for last. In what has been a unique, but powerful season, Opera Mississippi invites you to join them IN PERSON, Thursday, June 17 at 6:30 p.m., at the Jackson Yacht Club, as they present a Diamond Anniversary Celebration Concert. Filled with music that covers the entire span of the company’s existence, this concert features the most famous arias and ensembles from the entire operatic genre.

Hosted by well-known personality William Fulton, formerly of Mississippi Public Radio, the concert also features 7 wonderful singers who will come from Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Nebraska, Texas, and Germany to join in the celebration that also features the Opera Mississippi Chamber Orchestra.

Artistic Director, Jay Dean said, “I am very excited about this concert. It’s been well over a year since we were able to perform live for anyone and I can think of no better way to celebrate not only our 75th anniversary but also celebrate our ability to perform music live for our dedicated patrons and friends.”

The vocal performers for the evening will be sopranos Maryann Kyle, Stacey Trenteseaux, Tjaden Cox, mezzo-soprano Bridget Cappel, tenor Peter Lake, baritone Patrick McNally, and bass Hosea Griffith.

Come join us for wine and hors d’oeuvres at 6:30, followed by the concert at 7:30.

This event is sponsored in part by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi.

For more event and cast information, and to purchase tickets go to www.operams.org or call 601-960-2300.


Celebrating their 75th Anniversary, the Mississippi Opera Association, founded in 1945, is a founding member of the National Opera America organization, the ninth oldest continuously operating opera company in the United States, and Mississippi’s only professional opera company. Among the remarkable singers that have graced Opera Mississippi stage, are internationally known Beverly Sills, Monserrat Caballe, Robert Merrill, James McCracken, Roberta Peters, Jan Peerce, Richard Tucker, Normal Treigle, John Alexander, Renée Fleming, and many others.

Opera Mississippi’s mission is to provide the community and state with the most dynamic musical stage productions possible. In addition, activities include a variety of educational and community outreach programs including educational performances to students and a variety of other performances for citizens of all ages, including pop, jazz, country, and musical theatre cabarets. The annual John Alexander National Vocal Competition, the only nationally advertised music competition in the state, is designed to recognize and award outstanding vocalists in both opera and musical theatre.

Opera Mississippi is proud to be an integral part of the remarkable artistic heritage that shapes the state, and each year thousands of Mississippians and visitors attend and benefit from our quality performances.

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