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Urban Opera for a Modern Audience

One of our neighbors at Portside asked me to share information about a new opera company and its inaugural performances in which she is involved. Always happy to support the arts and especially our neighbors who are involved in the production, I’m sharing the following ….

Visit www.UrbanOpera.org for all the details.

What: A city destroyed by flames, sailors who come and go, and a tragic queen… very San Francisco. Urban Opera launches its inaugural production with the first existing English opera, Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. This site-specific performance will take place in an elevated park sheltered between two beautiful new buildings in Mission Bay. A grove, a meadow, and a spectacular bay view bring the opera out of antiquity and into a modern sensibility. Told as the sun sets, Dido’s lament, “Remember me, but ah! Forget my fate,” seems timeless.

When: August 21, 22, 23; Friday, Saturday; Sunday at 7 p.m.

Where: The Elevated Plaza between 409 & 499 Illinois Street (@ 16th Street), Mission Bay, San Francisco, CA

Who: Urban Opera, directed by Chip Grant, accompanied by The Jubilate Baroque Orchestra, costumes by Kue King,

Tickets: Visit www.urbanopera.org

Information: Phone 415-999-9965 or visit www.urbanopera.org

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