On Friday May 4th, Mercury Opera, Downtown Calgary and Stephen Avenue present Alley Oop, a unique operatic performance and celebration of the downtown core while reclaiming an alley for the urban landscape.
Stroll Calgary's historic Stephen Avenue in a festival atmosphere, stopping at participating host businesses, sampling light bites and refreshments while enjoying pop-up performances by Volante string quartet before being ushered into the back alley for a unique and moving mini oepra spectacle of some of opera's greatest hits sung by rising talent. All staged and performed in a totally unexpected manner with dazzling costumes by Natasha Lazarovic of Temnafialka.com.
Afterward, meet the cast at a "through the back door" prohibition-style premiere afterparty with nibbles, refreshments (exchange your passport holder for one complimentary beverage at either the James Joyce Tavern (Belvedere vodka cocktail) OR one beer at The Palomino (Village Brewing Company)) and music - and to talk about the fearless performance.
For more information about artists, event sponsors and participating businesses, visit MercuryOpera.com.