June 18, 2013 > Opera on Tap and Curtain Call partner for "Figaro" debut
Opera on Tap and Curtain Call partner for "Figaro" debut
Submitted By David Ojakian
Curtain Call Performing Arts (CCPA) is proud to present renowned San Francisco-based opera troupe Opera on Tap in "Le Nozze di Figaro" with five performances June 21-23. Fresh off a renewed lease with the city and primed for a fantastic summer of live entertainment, "Figaro" kicks off a string of shows and concerts in the California Conservatory Theatre (CCT) venue that offer something for everyone. Talented musicians ranging from opera singers to rock/reggae bands, big band and funk groups have graced the CCPA stage through the popular concerts and improvisational nights in the intimate 67-seat venue, bringing a diversity of art, music, and theatre to new audiences. The latest show launches a partnership between Opera on Tap and Curtain Call with shows already planned for next season.
Opera on Tap was born in Freddy's Bar in Brooklyn, New York, in 2007 and their mission is to transform opera from being an elitist and inaccessible art form to one that can be enjoyed by all audiences at affordable and casual venues. The company now boasts thirteen chapters in twelve cities across the country, and San Francisco is a flagship port.
This month, audiences can experience the magic of Mozart's beloved opera "Le Nozze di Figaro" performed in the intimate setting of the California Conservatory Theater. This reimagined production is the most ambitious project to date from Opera on Tap: San Francisco. For this show, the troupe partners with Bay Area graphic novelists to literally put the comics into comic opera.
"For the first time ever, opera will be performed in San Leandro. Their mission is a great compliment to our vision of making the arts accessible to everyone in our community. Audiences are in for a treat," said Andrea Gorham, CCPA Founding Artistic Director.
Mozart's score in "Figaro" weaves together the sorrow, anger, anxiety, and joy that each character experiences. It is no wonder some critics say this is the perfect opera. Performances run Friday through Sunday, June 21 - 23. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.curtaincallperformingarts.org or call the box office at (510) 909-9516.
Le Nozze di Figaro
Friday, June 21 - Sunday, June 23
8 p.m., 2 p.m. matinees
California Conservatory Theatre
999 E. 14th St., San Leandro
Tickets: $25 general, $22 student/senior