Opera! LIVE! At the 1900 Theater!

The 1900 Theater is also known as the Auditorium. It’s also known as The Uptown Theater. It was once known as the Rialto Theater.
And, long ago, it was known as the Opera House.
Nobody knows when the last time opera was performed in the building. Nobody knows if opera was actually ever performed in the building.
But, this Saturday, April 13, at 5PM, there will be opera performed in the building!
Yes! Opera comes to the 1900 Theater!


The Strong City Preservation Alliance is pleased to present a benefit opera concert to help support the renovation of the 1900 Theater.
Martha Sharp, director of the International Opera Workshop, has engaged four young opera singers from the area to perform: Abigail Triemer and Jessica True from Emporia, and Chan Huo Park and Cole Bellamy from Wichita.
This singers will perform arias and duets from three operas composed by Donizetti, three by Mozart, and two by Puccini from the operas Gianni Schicchi and Turandot.
DATE: April 13, 2019
TIME: 5:00 PM
PLACE: The 1900 Theater, Strong City
COST: Admission is free! Donations are greatly appreciated!
The Ad Astra restaurant in Strong City is offering a 10% discount to anyone who brings their program from the concert and shows it to their server.  The program should be less than an hour long so 6:00 PM reservations for dinner at Ad Astra should make for a great evening.
The Alliance looks forward to hosting this event which allows patrons a unique opportunity to see and hear some exceptional talent from the area.
Please mark your calendar for April 13th.


  1. Marilyn McComber on April 9, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    Ross, thanks for the update on this exciting event. It is so thrilling to have opera singing of this caliber in our building. Marty and her crew of singers will give a tremendous performance. THIS IS A DO NOT MISS OPPORTUNITY for our area. Make sure you mark your calendar for this Saturday so you do not miss this event. Come visit the beautiful Flint Hills and dine at one of our restaurants. Or bring a picnic and enjoy the area. The trees are blooming and the area is beginning to look like Spring. Take some time from your busy schedule and see the local talent performed at our theater.

  2. Paula Haas on April 9, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    This is so cool, Ross! I bet the acoustics will be great for singing! See you there.

    • Paula Haas on April 10, 2019 at 8:17 pm

      But now I have learned I can’t attend. So sorry to miss! I’m sure this will be an amazing event.

  3. Rick Fischer on April 13, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    Tonight we had a beautiful performance by Marty and her crew. The show was done inside the old ruins, which was an exciting experience to think of all the history in those walls. I am impressed by the strong talent displayed by the Stars of the show! Thank You All

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