Opera in a Box: Manhattan Style

by Suzanne Calvin

I am living for the day when we can pull this off in Dallas, without having to make people “work for peanuts,” as the organizing producer explained.

I do love the idea of bringing intimate/sexy/shimmering/thought-provoking operas into clubs and other smaller area venues but I find myself equally drawn to the idea of staging some serious “guerilla opera” in high profile and very, very public locations.

Preferably, at the height of rush hour.

Why don’t we let our imaginations run wild?  Where would you love to have a surprise encounter with opera (outside your home or apartment, we mean)?

You first.  Then, I’ll tell you mine.

Suzanne Calvin, Assoc. Dir. of Marketing, The Dallas Opera

4 Responses to Opera in a Box: Manhattan Style

Suzanne says: September 11, 2008 at 8:50 am

A good thought. I never met a school yet that couldn’t use a break in the routine and it would be a great way to introduce ourselves to young adults who might still have the idea we’re all about snob appeal.

We are definitely looking to bring in younger and more diverse audiences — a very good thought indeed!

Suzanne says: September 8, 2008 at 11:37 am

It would probably look exactly like that!

I just can’t figure out where these people hid the orchestra. Behind the deep fat fryer, perhaps.

Actually, one of the best moments came when the food court crowd waited, holding its collective breath, to discover whether the security guard was a part of the act or ready to toss ‘em out of the mall.