"Festivalization of the festival" is one of Central City Opera's innovative moves to make your experience in Central something to remember! If you headed to the Triple Bill for Opening Night this past Saturday, you may have peeked out the window of the Face Bar and done a double-take. Was that really a copper cowboy statue strumming his guitar down Eureka Street? Indeed, it's one of the first glimpses of the Fringe Festival, special added surprises to spice up your trip to the Opera. Keep your eyes peeled for what's to come.
SinFest! Be prepared to push the limits during this progressive experience of the Seven Deadly Sins and all that makes opera what it is. It's opera, cocktails and sin. And it's something you've never seen before.
Expect a one-of-a-kind experience that starts as soon as you arrive in Central. Before the curtain even goes up in the Opera House, the search for the perfect sin kicks off with our very first geocaching hunt. What in the world is "geocaching"??? Grab a GPS or download the GPS app on your phone and go in search of treasure that we have hidden in the vicinity of the Opera House. Arrive early (you’ll need an hour or so) and check in at the Teller House Box Office. You'll get a clue card for our geocaching with GPS coordinates of the sins. Hunt down all four locations, write down the finds and return the card to be eligible for all kinds of awesome prizes from places like the Wizard's Chest, Museo de las Americas the Museum of Contemporary Art and more. It's easy, painless and has great perks.
Then head to the opera.
4:00 pm - Opera House: (Please check in by at least 3:45 at the Teller House Box Office.) The stage is set for the evening by what Pat Pearce, our Artistic/General Director, refers to as "a gritty little piece" - Kurt Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins. This opera defies what you might think is typical opera - it's contemporary, SHORT (yes, 37 minutes) and provocative (a morality piece meant to push boundaries). You won't walk away humming any of the tunes, but you will take a second glance at today's moral compass. And you're right, this is not your grandma's opera.
|The Seven Deadly Sins, photo by Mark Kiryluk|
|Fire dancer Melinda Rivers|
|Anna I and Anna II - The Seven Deadly Sins, photo by Mark Kiryluk|
|Ken Arkind - National Slam Poetry Champion|
|Rachel by Mark Sink|
|Mike Fitzmaurice of the Exuberant Ensemble|
And it's all just $50.
Now, buy your tickets. Or you'll wonder why you didn't.
Any other questions? www.centralcityopera.org/sinfest or email email@example.com.