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Bare Opera invites you to its 3rd annual gala event to celebrate the current season of exciting, unconventional and immersive opera. Generously hosted by M A D E R A - the venue for our upcoming December 2017 Italian opera FIGARO / FIGARO - this Halloween inspired event encourages you lose yourself in the magic of the evening. Get creative with your attire, drink wine from Roark Wine Company, sip liquor from Catskill Distillery, snack on passed Italian appetizers, dance and mingle to the stylings of DJ Xela, and - of course - experience a quintessential Bare Opera performance. A silent auction will begin at 7pm and close at 10:30pm. So come out for the opera party of the year and help us continue to bring opera to the people!

 

 
 
 

the buzz...

“Opera is trying so very hard to be cool again, giving into hackneyed techniques like liquoring up its audience or offering up scantily clad soprani. Bare Opera doesn’t need to try to be cool, because they already know they are cool. The sheer joy they take in performing Rossini’s work is infectious. This cast, crew, and production leave the audience breathless and exhilarated. Opera may be old fashioned—maybe—but Bare Opera knows it’s as relevant today as it was 200 years ago.”
— Alexis Rodda, Opera Today
“...a feisty little opera company. If you like young voices, up close and personal, castanetting up a storm, there are pleasures to be had here.”
— John Yohalem, Parterre Box
“Buzz words like ‘alternative’, ‘minimalist’, ‘immersive’, ‘intimate’, and ‘visceral’ can be tossed around as a cover for ‘cheap’ but Bare Opera lives up to its mission so effectively that we would follow them anywhere, even to a walk-up loft, hard by the toxic Gowanus Canal. The audience was far younger than that which we customarily see at the opera.”
— Meche Kroop, Voce di Meche