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.