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Brad Lambrecht, Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra (CLSO) director, reviewed notes with Bergen Baker of the Minnesota Opera at a rehearsal held January 21 at Jefferson High School (JHS) in Alexandria. Baker, a teaching artist, is working with CLSO musicians and an area children’s choir to present The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart alongside professional musicians from the Minnesota Opera on February 23 at the JHS gymnasium. (Deb Mercier/Pope County Tribune)

Opera comes to life outstate

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If you hear the word “opera,” what’s the first image that comes to mind? The horns, the helmet, the large singing lady planted center stage with a spear in hand… right?


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