Opera 5 is changing the way people see opera. This Toronto-based company is all about making opera accessible and appealing to a wide audience base with a range of musical tastes. Since its inception in 2012, Opera 5 has been awarded Best Independent Opera Company in 2014 by Colorado-based blog Operagasm and the Capital City Critics’ Choice Award for Best Overall Production at the 2013 Ottawa Fringe Festival. In 2015, they commissioned and premiered an opera by Montreal-based composer Darren Russo that went on to win the SOCAN Foundation’s John Weinzweig Grand Prize – an award for Canadian compositions by composers under the age of 30.
Opera 5’s pops show, Opera at Warp Speed, is a hilarious, sci-fi performance of a “newly found” Wagner opera that incorporates every possible operatic and sci-fi cliché imaginable, and they are bringing it to YGK for a performance with The Kingston Symphony next Saturday, April 2nd at 7:30pm at The Grand Theatre. Will Captain James High C and his first mate Horn Solo rescue the princess Coloratu-ra from the evil Carmen? Only one way to find out!
Enter our contest for your chance to win 2 tickets to next week’s show! To enter, drop off a comment below. Triple your chances by retweeting this post and sharing it on Facebook. Be sure to check back or include a way for us to contact you in your comment! Winners will be chosen at random and announced next Wednesday, March 30th at 1pm.
If you don’t win, fear not! Tickets are available now at The Grand Theatre box office (613-530-2050) and online, and range in price from $50-75. Children and anyone under the age of 35 can join the Backstage Pass which entitles members to two tickets for $11.30. Whether you’re new to opera or a long-time listener, this concert will take you through the best opera has to offer, with a sci-fi twist!
Stay tuned next week for your chance to win 4 tickets to Opera 5 and The Kingston Symphony’s family show Trabed’s Opera Training Wheels.