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 http://www.verismoopera.org/
Go if you can and keep Wagner and chamber opera alive in the Bay Area.