Opera in the Park makes Opera and musical theater accessible

Image Source: James Gill Photography LLC.

Image Source: James Gill Photography LLC.

MADISON, Wisconsin — Back for its 16th year comes Madison Opera’s Opera in the Park, which offers the public a glimpse of operatic beauty — at no charge.

Throughout the evening, performers will be “singing things from the upcoming season,” said Kathryn Smith, general director of Madison Opera.

“From ‘Carmen’ to ‘The Abduction from the Seraglio’ and ‘Florencia en el Amazonas’ and then they’ll be singing other opera things, musical theater or operetta things. The audience might know or might not know them.”

As Garner Park further darkens into night, the concert is set aglow by different kinds of glowing objects such as glow sticks, light-up rings and necklaces.

At one point in the evening, audience members can even help “conduct” the music using their glow sticks. The sticks and necklaces are sold for $1 and the rings are $2. Continue reading »

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