'Proverbial Opera' series continues at Elgin's First United Methodist Church Aug. 11

  • Soprano Solange Sior and tenor Franco Martorana will perform at the "Proverbial Opera" series on Sunday, Aug. 11, at First United Methodist Church in Elgin.

    Soprano Solange Sior and tenor Franco Martorana will perform at the "Proverbial Opera" series on Sunday, Aug. 11, at First United Methodist Church in Elgin. Courtesy of Fox Valley Lyrical Productions

 
Submitted by First United Methodist Church
Updated 8/6/2019 8:39 PM

At Elgin's First United Methodist Church, the Rev. Rick Carlson continues the nine-part summer message series titled "Proverbial Opera," an exploration of King Solomon's wisdom illustrated by arias from the world's great operas.

Each week a performer will sing a selection from the works of Puccini, Mozart, Offenbach and others.

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The penultimate week will be Sunday, Aug. 11. During week eight of the nine-part message series, soprano Solange Sior and tenor Franco Martorana will perform "O Soave Fanciulla" from "La Boheme" by Italian composer Giacomo Puccini.

The Rev. Rick Carlson's message, "That's What Friends are For" is based on Proverbs 17:17.

The series is presented in collaboration with Solange Sior and Fox Valley Lyrical Productions (formerly Soiree Lyrique).

Worship is at 9 a.m. at the historic church, 216 E. Highland Ave. in downtown Elgin. The church is handicap accessible.

You can also hear the service at 11 a.m. Sundays on radio WRMN 1410AM.

Free parking is available in the parking deck across the street. For details, visit www.fumcelgin.org or call (847) 741-0038.

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