My son, Leo, a Music Student at Webster University discovered he loved opera when he saw a performance last year at Opera theater St. Louis, and one of the reasons beyond the amazing talent, was that the operas are performed in English, so he and his friend understood the show and he LOVED IT! Check out the entire season and get tickets (Which Start at just $25.00) at Opera Theatre of St. Louis
I suggest going to their Facebook Page for great daily updates and videos!
Were you a fan of Downton Abbey? ME TO! You're gonna LOVE St. Louis Opera's Marriage of Figaro which recently kicked of the 2019 Festival Season!
·The Marriage of Figaro, one of Mozart’s most beloved masterpieces, which any fan of Downton Abbey will love. It’s the ultimate upstairs/downstairs drama with romantic escapades aplenty, all set to some of the most beautiful music ever written.
Next up is Rigoletto by Verdi, a dark and stormy drama about one father’s ill-fated attempt to protect his daughter from the world. It’s wrenching but absolutely gripping.
The third opera in the season is a sensual political thriller called The Coronation of Poppea. This is one of the earliest operas ever written and is performed only rarely,so don’t miss out.
The season concludes with a world premiere opera composed by six-time Grammy Award winner and Oscar nominee Terence Blanchard, Fire Shut Up in My Bones. The story is based on the memoir ofNew York Timescolumnist Charles Blow, and has been adapted for the stage by filmmaker and St. Louis native Kasi Lemmons, who is best known for her 1997 filmEve’s Bayou. This is going to be a truly extraordinary event, and tickets are already selling out, so save your seats soon if you want to see this opera in jazz!
People often think of opera as being boring and elitist, but Opera Theatre is just the opposite. In fact, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says that Opera Theatre is “frequently electrifying, and anything but elitist!”
Every night at Opera Theatre is more than just an opera performance — from pre-show picnicking in the gardens outside the theater to post-show cocktails under the stars, this company offers all the ingredients for an amazing social as well as cultural experience.
You can pre-order boxed picnics from Opera Theatre if you don’t feel like cooking, or you can DIY the experience by bringing your own food and beverages!
After the performance, all audience members are invited to gather in our gardens to enjoy drinks and dessert under the moonlight. The artists you just saw on stage also come out to the tent to hang out after the show every night, so you’ll get to meet the stars, no VIP access required!·