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Kenilworth Union Church Goes to the Opera!

Written by: Julia Smolucha

Adult Education trip to the Chicago Lyric on Sunday, October 1 at 2 p.m. Please join Bill and Kathy Evertsberg and John and Kathy Piepgras in seeing Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman. This is a new to Chicago production sung in German with projected English subtitles.

Come see the story of an obsessed young woman as she waits for the arrival of the wanderer Dutchman who comes to shore once every seven years searching for a woman’s love and faithfulness. According to the Chicago Lyric, The Flying Dutchman showcases some of Wagner’s “most magnificent and emotional music, including thrilling, spectacular choruses.”

There will be a pre-opera presentation now known as the acclaimed Piepgras Lecture at either the home of John and Kathy Piepgras or in the Culberson Room depending on attendance count. This will take place on the preceding Sunday, September 24 at 4 p.m.

The day of the opera, Kathy Evertsberg will host a lunch at church for opera goers before we get on the bus to go into the city. Bill will be presenting the religious implications of the opera during lunch that is if he can find some! The Evertsberg’s do love all things Dutch and Kathy’s lunch will showcase a couple their favorites.

Please register below to show your interest in purchasing tickets once we have the price factored. Contact Kathy Evertsberg for more information.

Register for Chicago Lyric, The Flying Dutchman

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Sunday, September 24, 4 p.m. pre-opera presentation (Piepgras Lecture)*
Sunday, October 1 at 2 p.m. luncheon, followed by a bus ride downtown, to view "The Flying Dutchman" performance with the Kenilworth Union Adult Education group. (Ticket prices will be in the $200 range)*
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