On the Road to LAMF!

Get away to the Northwoods and experience world-class performances with the Lakes Area Music Festival! The 15th annual season of LAMF will draw over 200 artists from the top orchestras and opera companies in the world. And now your attendance just got easier!

For our opera on Sunday, August 13, audiences from the Twin Cities can enjoy an all-inclusive day trip to the Lakes Area including:

  • Coach bus transportation from door to door!
  • Brunch at a Lakes Area restaurant joined by guests from the opera production team
  • A matinee LAMF performance of Donizetti's Don Pasquale at Brainerd's brand new Gichi-ziibi Center for the Arts

The bus will depart from the Woman's Club of Minneapolis: 410 Oak Grove Street, Minneapolis. Attendees may use the Club's parking lot.

8:45 a.m. – Board bus at the Woman's Club of Minneapolis
9 a.m. – Bus departs for Brainerd
11:30 a.m. – Brunch
2 p.m. – Performance
4:30 p.m. – Board the bus to return
7:30 p.m. – Arrive back at the Woman's Club of Minneapolis

Tickets are $150 per person, to cover the cost of the bus, brunch, and a ticket to the performance. A minimum of 20 passengers registered by July 31 will be necessary. In the event that a trip is cancelled due to fewer than 20 attendees registered, a refund or alternative arrangements will be made. In any other cases tickets are nonrefundable, but may be transferred to another guest.

Reserve Your Seat Today!


This rollicking bel canto comedy is a celebration of girl power! The buffoonish Don Pasquale is determined to marry the much younger Norina. However, with her wit and the help of a few friends, she manages to both teach Pasquale a lesson and find true love. Full of dazzling tunes and hilarious hijinks, Donizetti’s masterpiece promises to delight.

Sung in Italian with English supertitles

Cast + Creative Team

Wayne Tigges
Don Pasquale
Vanessa Becerra
Thomas Cilluffo
John Taylor Ward
Dr. Malatesta
Christian Reif
Chloe Treat
Ian Silverman
Stage Director
Jennifer Fok
Lighting Designer
Beth Goldenberg
Costume Design
James Rotondo
Set Designer
Stefano Flavoni
Assistant Conductor
Bretton Brown
Répétiteur & Vocal Coach
Miran Kim

Bus Boards:
Woman's Club of Minneapolis
410 Oak Grove St.
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Gichi-ziibi Center for the Arts
702 S 5th St
Brainerd, MN 56401