(No one gets in for free, but no one gets out alive!)
Opera on Tap brings our irreverent, heartfelt, and entertaining approach to classical music to the Flea for the second time. Save the date for a night of Halloween-inspired repertoire! Bloody cocktails will be served…
Wednesday, October 31st – Opera on Tap Benefit Party with blood-red cocktails & a costume contest!
Thursday, November 1st
Friday, November 2nd
& Saturday, November 3rd
Returning for the second time this year, Opera on Tap brings its signature irreverent approach to opera to The Flea in its resident immersive cabaret series. In honor of the season, we are pleased to present Bucket o’Blood Cabaret.
Get ready to laugh. Get ready to faint. No one gets in for free, but no one gets out alive! Bloody cocktails paired with hair-raising operatic screams guaranteed!
Featuring an eclectic array of creepy operatically-tinged songs by Christopher Berg, Daniel Felsenfeld, Tom Lehrer, David Mallamud, David Malloy, One Ring Zero, Kamala Sankaram, Stephen Sondheim, Weird Al Jankovic, Ozzy Osbourne and others.
*The event will also include the first fully-staged live performance of The Parksville Murders- The world’s first virtual reality opera, by composer Kamala Sankaram and writer Jerre Dye. The VR opera, directed by Cari Ann Shim Sham* and produced by Opera on Tap with Shim Sham* and Todd Perlmutter won Best VR Video at the NYC Indie Film Festival in 2017 and premiered online as featured content on SamsungVR. The piece is currently being featured on InceptionVR and JauntVR- two major VR distribution platforms.
October 31st is a Benefit Performance – tickets include a costume competition (come in your costume and compete for the win!), party and cocktails at 7:30 pm prior to the performance at 9:00 pm.
THE FLEA THEATER
20 Thomas Street
New York, NY 10007
We’re starting a new tradition for our Freddy’s Bar and Backroom shows: LOCAL VOCALS from 8-9pm! We’ve been in the Park Slope neighborhood performing for a LOOOOONG time, and we want to give voice to our neighboring artists- because we love our neighbors! Every Freddy’s show we will feature a different local artist as our opening act. Interested in collaborating with us on a show? Fill out this form and we’ll get back to you ASAP. We look forward to hearing your music!:
LOCAL VOCALS and Opera on Tap Homebrew at Freddys is a presentation of Opera on Tap with media support from BKLYNER and the Park Slope Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District.
Watch highlights from this year’s Playground Opera: Elixir of Love!
Every June, we at Opera on Tap collaborate with the 3rd grade classes at Harlem’s PS 129 to create a professional production of an opera on their schoolyard playground. This year it was Elixir of Love. The focus, passion, and excitement these students brought to the opera has been so incredibly uplifting and emotional for all of us.
We couldn’t be more pleased with the artistry and love that shines forth through this program and we are excited to expand the program next year to include all the 4th grade classes at PS 129 and bring the program to one more NYC public school’s group of 3rd graders in the Spring 2018 season.
Home Brewed Opera: High Notes, Low Morals
Thursday, July 13 – 9pm
Freddy’s Bar and Backroom ( 627 5th Ave, Brooklyn)
Straight from the tap, Freddy’s Bar and the Divas of Opera on Tap bring you the Home Brewed Opera series: funny, engaging, immersive operatic concerts in a casual setting. In this edition, we’ll pour a shot to the rule-breakers, heart-breakers, and glass-breakers– the operatic characters we love to hate and hate to love.
August 4 – 8pm
Barbès (376 9th St., Brooklyn)
$10 suggested donation
Opera is fun. Most people don’t seem to realize how much fun it really is. In order to prove it, Opera on Tap has taken its act to barrooms where they found out that beer on tap enhances the operatic experience. The New Brew series brings you classical music written by some of today’s most exciting composers, presented in entertaining and irreverent programs by young singers and instrumentalists who relish the direct contact with audiences not inhibited in their reactions by the looming menace of giant chandeliers.
Bloody Maria Callas Brunch
August 6 – 3-4:30pm
Sycamore Bar & Flower Shop
1118 Cortelyou Road, Brooklyn
Grab a cocktail and soak up the sun while our Opera-on-Tappers serenade you with operatic favorites from Mozart, Massenet, Rossini, Verdi, and more!
Opera on Tap is a proud member of the New York Opera Alliance (NYOA), a consortium of New York City opera companies and producers established to enhance and support the visibility and viability of opera in NYC. Learn more at NYOperaAlliance.org.
March 10th – 9pm
Freddy’s Bar and Backroom (627 5th Ave, Brooklyn)
It’s a bird… it’s a plane…it’s…an opera singer? Join Opera on Tap as we explore the superheroes and supervillains of the opera world. While you enjoy a cold brew, our singers will reveal their secret identities and dazzle you with epic feats of operatic bravery. No cover. Superhero attire encouraged.
New Brew presents:
The Relationship Show
February 5, 2016 – 8pm
Barbes (376 9th st, Brooklyn)
$10 Suggested cover
Relationships, huh? We look for the perfect someone, we believe the fairy tale, we dream that it will all fall into place and bliss will follow. Sometimes it works out like that, sometimes …not. In this month of cupid, chocolates, flowers, and St. Valentine, the New Brew crew explores what can happen when boy meets girl meets boy meets boy meets girl…well, you get the picture.
Falling in (and out) of love will be Anne Hiatt, Kamala Sankaram, Krista Wozniak, David Gordon, and Seth Gilman, with guest artist Matthew Yohn (noted sex-researcher…wait, wait, make that: noted baritone). Marriage counseling (and piano accompaniment) provided by Chris Berg.
Program will include works by Bernstein, Sondheim, Chris Berg, Gilda Lyons, Matt Marks, Andrew Lippa, Micha Spoliansky, Elliott Carter and Tom Cipullo.
December 4, 3:00-4:30pm (Church Ave. at Ocean Ave.)
December 5, 3:00-5:00pm (5th Ave. Park Slope)
December 11, 3:00-5:00pm (Myrtle Avenue)
December 12, 12-1:30pm (815 Flatbush Ave.)
December 12, 3:00-5:00pm (5th Ave. Park Slope)
December 18, 3:00-5:00pm (Myrtle Avenue)
December 19, 3:00-5:00pm (5th Ave. Park Slope)
New Brew brings you songs that remind you that spring is farther off than it seems and that gluhwein is a food group by proxy during mother nature’s loophole (commonly referred to as Winter). Get out of the cold and into the Holidaze with music by Raphael Fusco, Gilda Lyons, David Lang, Tom Cipullo and new arrangements by Kamala Sankaram.
Featuring: Anne Hiatt, Cameron Russell, Kamala Sankaram, David Gordon, David Baldwin, and Krista Wozniak, with Raphael Fusco and our own Kris Kringle (the miraculous Christopher Berg) on the keys.
*This production is being underwritten thanks to the generosity of our long-time supporter Donna Epstein.
(Find out how you can become an individual or corporate sponsor by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.)