Posted September 23, 2011

The plucky opera company, Verismo Opera, is taking a plunge into the Rhine and will present 6 performances of Das Rheingold in three venues in the greater Bay Area, Pacifica, Vallejo and Berkeley.  This venture was brought to our attention by one of the cast members who is also a member of the Wagner Society – Rick Bogart, who will sing the role of Mime.

From their website:  “Verismo Opera company presents theater for the community at affordable prices.  Performances are in a classical chamber music setting that provides an intimate dramatic feeling with a distinctive personal touch.  Instead of using an expensive opera house, we perform in smaller theater venues with singers, costumes, a small set and a chamber orchestra”  This sounds really delightful.

October 8th The Mildred Owens Concert Hall  1220 Linda Mar Blvd   Pacifica (650)355-1882

October 15, 16, 22, 23 Mira Theater  51 Daniels Avenue  Vallejo, CA (707) 552-0400 or through Brown Paper Tickets on-line

November 6  Hillside Club  2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley  (707) 864-5508

Here is a link to their website

Go if you can and keep Wagner and chamber opera alive in the Bay Area.