Opera Memphis’ presents ’30 Days of Opera’
Opera Memphis is once again celebrating opera in Memphis with “30 Days of Opera”.
The company will perform various concerts throughout the month at venues including the Stax Museum of American Soul, Memphis Farmers Market, Overton Square and Crosstown Concourse. There will also be semi-stage performances of Jake Heggie’s 30-minute monodrama “At the Statue of Venus” and Sarah Squire’s 15-minute family center opera “The Playground King.”
Soprano Keely Futterer will perform in Heggie’s solo exhibition which debuts at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art on April 9, followed by performances at the Dixon Gallery & Gardens on April 10 and the Art Museum at the University of Memphis on April 26. april. All performances start at 2 p.m.
“The Playground King” features tenor Sergio Mandujano, mezzo-soprano Courtney Jameson, soprano Desiree Soto and baritone Jake Stamatis. Four free performances for the public will take place at the Central Library on April 23 and at the Rainbow Lake Pavilion on April 24, 2022, with performances at 12 p.m. and again at 1 p.m.
This year, Opera Memphis staff, artists and volunteers will be handing out business cards and a survey redeemable for $10 tickets to an upcoming performance.