Please plan to join us on Friday, August 4 for a joyful Festival Gala at the charming Thrasher Opera House in Green Lake. We’ll celebrate the pleasures of our Hemispheres Uniting season with a champagne reception, musical interludes, delicious light bites and wines, and a lively live auction in support of the Green Lake Festival of Music’s 45th season in 2024.

Details will be posted when available. 

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Gala Fundraiser

August 16, 2024 @ 6:00 pm Thrasher Opera House

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A lively auction will cap off the evening.
6:00 - 9:00pm

​Janna Ernst

​Janna Ernst has worked continuously as a vocal coach and repetiteur for over 20 years. She currently serves as the Principal Coach and Pianist for the Florentine Opera. She has served as music director at Skylight Opera Theater and has also played for New Orleans Opera, Virginia Opera, and Cincinnati Opera. A dedicated educator, Janna has held teaching, coaching, and accompanying positions at Southern Methodist University, the University of Oklahoma, and most recently, the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. She and her husband, Matthew–Principal Trumpet of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra–perform and tour extensively as a duo, giving performances and masterclasses throughout the country. Janna has a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from San Diego State University, a Master of Music in Collaborative Piano from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Vocal Specialist degree from the University of Michigan, where she studied with renowned collaborative pianist and teacher, Martin Katz. Janna and Matthew reside in Shorewood with their two daughters, Madeleine and Margaret.

Emily Fons

Mezzo Soprano Emily Fons is a Wisconsin native and is happy to still call Wisconsin home. Emily has been traveling the globe as a professional opera singer for over a decade working with such renowned organizations as the Berlin Philharmonic, International Handel Festival, Seiji Ozawa Music Academy, Canadian Opera Company, The Cleveland Orchestra, The Santa Fe Opera, Seattle Opera, and many more.  Emily most recently returned to San Diego Opera for the world premiere of Ghosts by Nicolas Reveles followed by her company debut singing Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Cincinnati Opera, and Opera in the Park with Madison Opera. This fall Emily will make her company debut singing Hansel in Hansel and Gretel with Opera San Antonio. While Emily enjoys the large-scale opera productions that make up most of her work as a singer, her true passion is for the intimate cabaret performances that allow her to share some of her favorite music and stories up close and personal with the audience.