Northern Lights Music Festival will include two versions of "La Cenerentola" as part of its nearly month-long programming of classical arts on the Iron Range, one version for adults and a shorter adaptation for children.

The festival runs July 1-25 and will include Rossini's take on the "Cinderella" story in addition to Bernstein's "West Side Story: Symphonic Dances" and opera arias by the cast of "La Cenerentola," a series of lectures on the theme of "Sharing the Range," and two art exhibitions: "Return of the River" and "Ojibwe Faces and Stories."

Northern Lights Music Festival, directed by Veda Zuponcic, is in its 18th year, including 2020 when it offered "Tosca" and more with a cast that had quarantined together, musicians who were separated by Plexiglas, and in front of a socially-distanced audience.

Events start at 7 p.m. July 1 with "Sharing the Range: Who Lived on the Iron Range Before There Was an Iron Range," by Ojibwe scholar Dr. Anton Treuer and close July 25 with a lecture by Marilyn Chiat and a short chamber music concert and reception at B'nai Abraham Cultural Center in Virginia.

Schedule

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July 1: "Sharing the Range: Who Lived on the Iron Range Before There Was an Iron Range," Dr. Anton Treuer. 7 p.m. at B'nai Abraham Cultural Center, Virginia. Tickets: $15 adults, $5 students.

July 2: Opening night chamber concert. 7 p.m. Veda Zuponcic Auditorium, Mesabi East, Aurora.

July 3: Festival Fourth: Concert with the Northern Lights Festival Orchestra featuring opera arias by the stars of this year's performances. 4 p.m., Discovery Center Amphitheater, Chisholm.

July 4: Festival Fourth: Concert with the Northern Lights Festival Orchestra featuring opera arias by the stars of this year's performances. 4 p.m. Veda Zuponcic Auditorium, Mesabi East, Aurora.

July 6: Faculty chamber music concert. 7 p.m. Veda Zuponcic Auditorium, Mesabi East, Aurora.

July 7: Faculty chamber music concert. 7 p.m. at B'nai Abraham, Virginia.

July 8: "Ethnicities That Shaped the Range: The Finns, Italians and Southern Slavs." 7 p.m. at Veda Zuponcic Auditorium, Mesabi East, Aurora

July 10: "Which Side Are You On: Music of Social Protest: The Aurora Strike 1916." 7 p.m. at B'nai Abraham Cultural Center, Virginia

July 11: Opera scenes and arias. 4 p.m. Vermilion College, Ely.

July 12: Chamber music concert, 7 p.m. Buhl Public Library, Buhl.

July 15: "Cinderella," Rossini's opera for young audiences. 3:30 p.m. at Veda Zuponcic Auditorium, Mesabi East, Aurora

July 16: "La Cenerentola," Rossini's opera in Italian with English supertitles. 7 p.m. Veda Zuponcic Auditorium, Mesabi East, Aurora

July 17: "Cinderella" Rossini's comic opera for young audiences. 3:30 p.m. Discovery Center Amphitheater, Chisholm

July 18: "La Cenerentola" Rossini's opera in Italian with English supertitles. 3:30 p.m. Discovery Center Amphitheater, Chisholm. Meet the artists supper. 6 p.m. Discovery Center Pavillion, Chisholm.

July 19: Chamber music concert, Schubert's "Trout" quintet. 7 p.m. Vermilion Community College, Ely.

July 20: Chamber music concert, Schubert's "Trout" quintet. 7 p.m. B'nai Abraham Cultural Center

July 21: Indian drumming concert, Ojibwe camp

July 22: Northern Lights Music Festival Orchestra Concert featuring winners of the 2021 Northern Lights Music Festival Concerto Competition. 7 p.m. Historic Hibbing High School Auditorium, Hibbing

July 23: Final chamber music concert, 7 p.m. Veda Zuponcic Auditorium, Mesabi East, Aurora

July 25: "B'nai Abraham Synagogue and the History of the Iron Range Jewry," lecture by Marilyn Chiat, followed by a short chamber music concert and reception. 3:30 p.m. B'nai Abraham Cultural Center, Virginia