THE OPERA EXPRESS
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About the Opera Express
Announcing the latest innovation by Cincinnati Opera: The Opera Express, a mobile opera theater offering performances in unexpected places. It’s a taste of opera delivered by the opera truck!
Our first performances in December 2015 at the Whole Foods Market in Rookwood Commons were a giant success. Over the course of a Thursday afternoon and a Friday evening, 150 people—some opera lovers and some who had never experienced live opera before—boarded the truck and watched a 15-minute show. The performance featured soprano Tara Morrow, tenor Josh Wheeker, and baritone Tyler Alessi. Through narration and song the singers told the story of how opera productions come together. Excerpts from four operas were featured, including La Traviata and The Pearl Fishers.
Look for more pop-up performances coming soon! Follow Cincinnati Opera on Facebook and Twitter for location announcements.
Lead funding for The Opera Express is provided through a generous grant from OPERA America.
How much does it cost to have The Opera Express at my event?
The price of one Opera Express visit is $3,000. Each visit includes four 15-minute performances and three professional singers. The price covers performer fees and all expenses associated with setup, teardown, and fuel. Please note that we are always happy to work with community organizations on price as our funding allows. Contact Kemper Florin at email@example.com with booking requests.