Opera Omaha presents Opera Outdoors - A free outdoor opera concert in Turner Park Saturday, August 26th
Opera Omaha will present its fifth annual Opera Outdoors on Saturday, August 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Midtown Crossing’s Turner Park. Opera Outdoors is a free, outdoor concert featuring opera’s greatest hits. The concert is open to the public; no tickets are necessary. In addition to performances, the evening will include pre-concert activities from a Kids Zone with face painting and balloon animals, to a costume dress-up and arts and crafts station, to lawn games for all ages.

The concert will feature Opera Omaha’s resident fellow, Jessica Johnson Brock, as well as Soprano Kara Shay Thomson and Baritone Corey Crider. All will perform favorite arias and duets by Verdi, Puccini, Cherubini and more. Ms. Brock makes her Opera Omaha debut with Opera Outdoors as a resident fellow of the Holland Community Opera Fellowship. Ms. Thomson performed in the 2013 production of Bluebeard’s Castle, and she will return for the 17/18 season as the title role in the April production of Medea. Mr. Crider appeared in Opera Omaha’s The Tragedy of Carmen in 2008. Opera Outdoors will be conducted by Opera Omaha’s Director of Music, Sean Kelly
and directed by Amanda Consol. The Omaha Conservatory of Music’s Frontier Strings group will offer pre-show entertainment at 6:30 p.m.

The opera program will last approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes. Lawn chairs, blankets and picnics are encouraged. The rain location is the Omaha Conservatory of Music. Opera Omaha’s free live outdoor concerts are part of Opera Omaha’s mission to share opera with the community and wider audiences. They have drawn more than 15,000 people of all ages since 2013.

What: Opera Outdoors – a free, family-friendly opera concert
When: Saturday, August 26, 7:30 p.m. with a 6:30 p.m. pre-show  |  Kids zone and lawn games starting at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Midtown Crossing at Turner Park  |  33rd and Farnam
Tickets: No tickets or reservations are needed for this free event.
Sponsors: Lincoln Financial Foundation  |   Boomer Radio

About Opera Omaha
Opera Omaha, the only professional opera company in Nebraska, began in 1958 as the Omaha Civic Opera Society, a volunteer association, and with tremendous community support became fully professional by 1970. Opera Omaha produces a season of original MainStage productions, presented at the historic Orpheum Theater, and smaller productions and musical events throughout the community. Opera Omaha is internationally known for its productions of eight world premieres and four American premieres of classical masterpieces and is highly regarded regionally for extensive education and outreach programs. Visit www.operaomaha.org for more information.
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