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Unveiled: Erie’s Warner Theater Hosts an Operatic Spectacle

Flyer from the Erie Philharmonic

Sep 22, 2023/12:00 a.m.  

 ERIE, PA,– This upcoming Saturday night, the grandeur of Erie’s Warner Theater will come alive in a resplendent display of culture and history through “A Night at the Opera.”  

“A Night at the Opera” is an event that promises an adventure into the alluring and dramatic world of opera through iconic pieces like Tosca, Aida, Turandot, Götterdämmerung, and many more. 

The highlight of the event is the showcase of the legendary baritone, Eric Owens, whose rich and passionate voice has enthralled audiences around the world. Owens will be joined by the soul-stirring harmonies of the renowned Erie Philharmonic Chorus and symphonic masterpieces that promise to ignite your senses.  

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This extraordinary combination guarantees an immersive experience that brings opera to life in stunning clarity, allowing the audience to connect with the stories that have moved countless hearts through the ages. 

Along with these cultural masterpieces, attendees would have a chance to delve into the breathtaking atmosphere of the Erie Warner Theater, a prominent testament to Erie’s cultural heritage. 

First opened in 1931, the Erie Warner Theater has been a cornerstone of Erie’s cultural scene for generations. Named after Warner Brothers, the famed Hollywood studio, the theater was envisioned as a palace of entertainment that would bring a glamourous aura to the shores of Lake Erie.  

Designed by the eminent architects Rapp and Rapp, the theater’s opulent Art Deco design and lush interior have made it an architectural gem that continues to dazzle and inspire. 

Throughout its long-standing history, the Warner Theater has been more than just a venue for performances. It has served as a gathering place for the community, where countless milestones and memories have been created.  

From hosting vaudeville acts and movie premieres to showcasing world-class musical performances and Broadway shows. As a witness to a rich tapestry of artistic expression, the theater was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. 

Especially, Gannon students would have a chance to experience this unforgettable night for free! Accordingly, Gannon students can email [email protected] from their school email to receive one free ticket. Tickets can also be reserved by calling 814.455.1375. 

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this enchanting experience that will leave you spellbound and longing for more. 

Visit the Erie Philharmonic website and the attached poster for further information.  

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Quoc Huy Ngo, Arts & Leisure Editor
Hi! This academic years Arts & Leisure editor is Quoc Huy Ngo. Writing is one of his passions and he has been writing for more than one year. Besides writing, reading is also one of his biggest enjoyments (especially anything about art and the fashion industry). During his downtime, he loves to clean and decorate his space, spend time with friends, or just chill and enjoy tiny, beautiful things in life. Thank you for all of your support. 

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