Opera for Everyone
A new Brooklyn series provides easy access to the opera
While we love an excuse to get dressed up--particularly for a night of opera at the Met--we think it's equally rewarding to take in a performance in the comfort of our favorite jeans.
The program, which launched in March 2009, is a joint production by Opera on Tap, a nonprofit dedicated to making live opera more widely available, and American Opera Projects, a renowned incubator for emerging operatic talent.
This Sunday, Opera Grows in Brooklyn will host a special Ladies' Night, featuring three 30-minute operas written by some of today's brightest female composers.
Patience & Sarah, composed by Paula Kimper, is a story of forbidden love set in conservative 1816-Connecticut. Miranda, by Kamala Sankaram, is a murder-mystery--the audience gets to pinpoint which character is the killer. The whimsical Prairie Dogs, with music by Rachel Peters, tells the tale of a young girl who replaces her parents with a family of stuffed animals.
With tickets on sale for just $15 (and don't worry, men are welcome, too), Opera Grows in Brooklyn is the best musical deal in town. So throw on your jeans, grab a drink and leave the fancy get-ups to the singers.
Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main St. (at Water St.) Brooklyn; 718-222-8500 or galapagosartspace.com