Two days, three shows, so many mini operas!
Three Lafayette, CO Arts Venues!
Art Underground Arts Hub
420 Courtney Way
Friday, February 24 and Saturday, February 25
Tickets: $12/Advance, $15/At Door
Opera on Tap Colorado singers will perform seven short form operas in two hours including:
Douglas Moore’s Gallantry
An opera that parodies soap operas…complete with commercial breaks!
Samuel Barber’s Hand of Bridge
How much drama can on simple card game contain?
Jonathan Dove’s Pig
Two sisters fight for their most primal needs – hunger or love.
Lee Hoiby’s Bon Appetit
Julia Child, the delightful chef who taught Americans to love French cooking, brought to life through song.
Giancarlo Menotti’s Telephone
A marriage proposal hindered by the blasted telephone.
Anne Phillips and Robert Benjamin’ Plots
Nothing awkward about visiting your late wife’s grave with your girlfriend!
Francis Poulenc’s Dame de Monte Carlo
Jean Cocteau’s pocket drama depicts the glamor and despair of a gambler.
Margaret Ozaki Graves
And Amanda Setlik Jones, piano
MEET YOUR LOCAL COMPOSERS
201 North Public Road
Friday, February 24 and Saturday, February 257:00pm
Tickets: $8/Advance, $10/At Door
There are living, breathing composers among us!
And some of them write tiny operas for big voices.
BOULDER OPERA’S FIREBRINGERS
Mini myth operas and workshop for kids
Center for Musical Arts
200 East Baseline Road
Saturday, February 25
Tickets: $8/Children, $10/Adults
Boulder Opera presents a musically compelling and visually stimulating chamber opera for children that takes us on a journey around the world, exploring fire myths of three different cultures. Young audience members will meet a singing rainbow crow, the god of thunder, and a moon-chief, only to name a few! The first scene, “Rainbow Crow,” comes from the Lenapé Indians of North America, the second is the story of Prometheus from ancient Greek mythology, and the last one is the world premiere of a new scene, “Iwarame the Caiman,”from the Yanomami-Sanema Tribes in Venezuela.
Appropriate for K-5 audiences and families
Sung in English with instrumental quartet
Performance time: 35 minutes
Stay after the show and let your children help the singers create a new fire myth in this 30-minute opera improvisation workshop!
After the show, performers will work with children in groups to talk about elements of opera, working together to create a character and a story line. Then, the performers will improvise a new fire myth opera in front of the audience!
Appropriate for ages 6 and up!
Free to attend, registration required
Places to Eat and Drink in Lafayette
Mini Opera Mini Deal!
If you come in on Friday 2/24 between 6pm and 9pm or Saturday 2/25 between 1pm – 9pm and mention special for “Mini Opera” you will get a Standard Beer (server will tell you which is standard) and your choice of 3 different kinds of Flatbread Pizza’s and or 3 different kinds of quesadillas. You choose from the menu. Two items beer and food for $10.00. What a deal!
Bring kids to:
Opera on Tap Colorado brings opera to unexpected venues throughout the state, offering audiences exceptional music by outstanding singers, and giving professional singers the opportunity to sing regularly in public in a welcoming, supportive atmosphere.
Casual and even raucous, Opera on Tap presents themed opera shows performed by top notch performers singing music from actual operas – often with a drink in hand!
Join us for our monthly shows in Denver at Syntax: Physic Opera, our signature beer/opera pairings at Colorado’s excellent craft breweries, and all sorts of other operatic adventures!
Opera on Tap Colorado partners include: