Opera Omaha kicks off its 2022/23 season with the 10th annual Opera Outdoors on Friday, August 19th at 7:00 pm in Turner Park at Midtown Crossing.
Opera Outdoors is a FREE, family-friendly outdoor concert featuring a sampling of opera’s greatest hits and previews of Opera Omaha’s upcoming season. The concert is open to the public; no tickets are necessary, and this year’s event will be hosted in English and Spanish. In addition to spectacular singing, the evening will include pre-concert activities in the popular FREE Kid’s Zone, featuring balloon animals, arts and crafts station and lawn games for all ages.
Opera Outdoors will feature live performances by Opera Omaha’s Holland Community Opera Fellow, Jaime Marie Webb, as well as special guests Mezzo Soprano Hilary Ginther, Tenor Taylor Stayton, Bass Kevin Thompson and the Opera Omaha Chorus, comprised of local artists. Opera Outdoors will be conducted by Opera Omaha’s Head of Music, Sean Kelly and directed by Frances Rabalais with lighting by Aaron Craig, and will be hosted again by Holland Community Opera Fellow, Fernando Antonio Montejano.
The opera program will include selections composed by opera greats Giuseppe Verdi, Arrigo Boito, Pietro Mascagni, Jerome Kern, and Leonard Bernstein. Lawn chairs, blankets and refreshments are encouraged. A rain date of Sat. Aug. 20th is also scheduled.
Opera Omaha’s free live outdor concerts are part of Opera Omaha’s mission to share opera with the broader community and make its events accessible and welcoming. They have drawn more than 15,000 people of all ages since 2013.
What: Opera Outdoors – a Free, Family-Friendly opera concert
When: Friday, August 19, 2022
Park opens at 5:30 pm
Kid’s Zone and Lawn Games 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Concert begins at 7:00 pm
Where: Turner Park at Midtown Crossing | 3110 Farnam Street
Tickets: No tickets or reservations are needed for this free event.
About Opera Omaha:
Opera Omaha is a growth-minded, high energy, and innovative company with a demanding mission: producing opera performances in multiple formats and styles and co-creating artist-led programs for a variety of community service organizations. We believe the power of opera is transformational, and as a result supports the creation of an inventive, creative, empathetic, and inclusive community that inspires joy, self-discovery, kinder discourse, and opportunity for all.
Visit www.operaomaha.org for more information.