If you have been missing live concert performances, your wait is also over. The Shreveport Opera has scheduled two live music events in November. The first, on Friday, Nov. 6, is An Evening of Opera and Broadway Favorites. The second, on Friday, Nov. 14, is Art After Dark: A Series of One Act Operas. This performance is 75 minutes long with no intermission and no balcony seating, all tickets are $35. The operas include:
Leo: Opera in One Cat – a jazz-based production, where one man and one cat face off in a battle of wills. Composed by Michael Ching with libretto by Fernando Fonseca based on Cal Massey’s story “Leo Spat”
Bon Appétit! – This delicious opera is a comedic take on a classic episode of Julia Child’s popular television show – set to music! Composer Lee Hoiby and Librettist Julia Child, adapted by Mark Shulgasser
Feel the Tango – Joe & Sandy get more than they bargain for when they order the paella. Laugh with us and get swept away by the rhythm of the Tango! Composer Joseph Illick and Librettest Susan Westfall
Pepito – A classic tale of “who rescued who?” A forgotten shelter dog meets a young couple looking for the perfect addition to their family. Composer Nicolas Lell Benavides and Librettist Marella Martin Koch
The way the Shreveport Opera is making the event fly is by significantly limiting the number of people who can attend to 175 socially-distanced seats.
The Evening of Opera and Broadway favorites is one hour long and $35 per ticket.