"Proverbial Opera" - A Summer Sermon Series

   At Elgin's First United Methodist Church Pastor Rick Carlson will offer a nine-part summer message series entitled "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.

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

   On Sunday, June 16, the message "A Fair Garland," based on Proverbs 1:1-9, will feature the aria "O mio babbino caro" from the comic opera Gianni Schicchi, by Giacomo Puccini, specially selected for Father's Day.