Mission Opera returns to live events
This summer, Mission Opera will present a live one-act open-air operetta from the rarely performed French comic operetta “Le 66”.
The story centers on two traveling German musicians who get lost as they go to help a distant cousin. They meet a peddler on the road who sells them a lottery ticket, with the winning number 66.
When their luck turns, they do some pretty unusual things until fate brings them back to reality.
“This show is just a good, fun and entertaining time, and it’s something we all need after this pandemic,” said Shawn Taylor, co-founder of Mission Opera.
Each performance is expected to begin with a pre-show, featuring tunes performed by up-and-coming local singers.
For added security measures, Le 66 has only three singers and will only be performed with the piano, and not with the typical full orchestra, according to Mission Opera artistic director Joshua Wentz.
Public health protocols should be followed, with face masks mandatory at all times.
General admission tickets are $ 20 and student and senior tickets are $ 15, while virtual broadcast tickets are available for the June 13 show at $ 4.99.
There are four performances of 66 scheduled for 6 p.m. on the weekend of June, including June 5, 6, 12 and 13 at Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, located at 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road. The Saturday shows will be sung in French with dialogue in English, while the Sunday shows will be performed entirely in English.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit missionopera.com.