Opera singer Ellie Dehn returns to ‘A Prairie Home Companion’

Opera singer Ellie Dehn, a former Anoka resident, will make her third appearance on Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion” radio show.

Opera singer Ellie Dehn, raised in Anoka, makes her third appearance on “A Prairie Home Companion” radio show. File photo submitted

Opera singer Ellie Dehn, raised in Anoka, makes her third appearance on “A Prairie Home Companion” radio show. File photo submitted

The show, which will be broadcast from Town Hall in New York City, will air live on station KSJN (99.5 FM) Nov. 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. CST. The show will be rebroadcast Nov. 25 on station KNOW (local public radio news station) 91.1 FM at 11 a.m. and again at 6 p.m.

Listeners will be able to log into a live audio webcast at www.prairiehome.org Nov. 24 as well. The webcast will be repeated Nov. 25 at 11 a.m.

Dehn, who has performed with the Metropolitan Opera and other prestigious opera houses worldwide, has just completed a two-month run at the La Scala opera house in Milan, Italy, where she was cast in the role of Musetta in Giacoma Puccini’s “La Boheme.”

In 2008 she sang a leading role of Juliet with the Minnesota Opera in “Romeo and Juliet.” The next year she sang the role of Mimi in “La Boheme.”

The virtuosic soprano appeared on Keillor’s show in April and July. She performed opera songs, acted in comedy skits and sang with Keillor. A number of references were made to Anoka in the performances.

For more information, visit Dehn’s website at www.elliedehn.com.

Elyse Kaner is at elyse.kaner@ecm-inc.com

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