Opera on the Water

Monday, November 29



(Rick Rycroft/Associated Press)
Sydney operagoers are in for a treat. In March 2012, Sydney will host Opera on Sydney Harbour. What's that you ask? Well, according to The Sydney Morning Herald:
Audiences will enjoy a world-class opera production on a unique floating platform moored off the Royal Botanic Gardens.

The first opera to be staged as part of the event will be Verdi's La Traviata and is set to feature a giant chandelier and fireworks.
Sounds wonderful. A good reason to save some $$$ for a trip to Sydney in 2012. Now, we'll admit that the Sydney Harbour is gorgeous - but Minnesota isn't without it's own beautiful bodies of water. Opera on the Lake has a nice ring to it, no?

Where would you like to see a floating opera staged? Lake Calhoun? The Mississippi? The St. Croix? Take it to the lake country and put it on Mille Lacs? All the way up north to Duluth Harbor? Or go south, to Lake Pepin? And, for good measure, what opera should it be?

We'd love to hear from you.



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3 comments:

Joshua,  November 29, 2010 at 6:51 PM  

The Ring Cycle, with one production each on Cedar, Isles, Calhoun, and Harriet. There's a certain symmetry to it that's hard to pass up.

Yang,  November 29, 2010 at 10:09 PM  

Harriet Island in St. Paul, Rusalka on a moon-light night. Something like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96iaZreNPCY

Or Powderhorn Park, the flower duet from Lakme?

Or Hamlet, where any body of water is good for a suicide scene?

Tempo December 3, 2010 at 8:00 AM  

These are fabulous ideas!

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