Here's the rundown on what's happening this weekend with Madison Opera:
"Cakes in the Rotunda" - SATURDAY, OCT 23, 2010, 9 AM - 1 PM
Join Madison Opera at Kids in the Rotunda as we prepare for the opening of The Marriage of Figaro by coloring in "Cakes" in the Rotunda! At this event, young children are invited to showcase their coloring talents by decorating cake templates in the Overture Hall lobby, before and after jamming with The Gomers at Kids in the Rotunda! The colorful creations will be on display in the Lobby during performances of the opera on Nov. 5th and 7th.
"Opera Up Close: The Figaro Preview" - SUNDAY, OCT 24, 2010, 1 - 3 PM
General Director Allan Naplan starts the Opera Up Close 2010-11 Series with an engaging, multimedia preview and introduction to The Marriage of Figaro. Explore Mozart's life and music and hear from the director and cast of the Madison Opera production. $20 general admission / free with valid student ID. MMoCA Lecture Hall.
SOLD OUT: "Cabaret Italiano" - SUNDAY, OCT 24, 2010, 4:30 - 8 PM
A special event to benefit Madison Opera, featuring delicious Italian dining and entertainment with the cast of The Marriage of Figaro, plus a special performance by Allan Naplan and John DeMain. At Full Compass Systems.
*These events are our first as part of NATIONAL OPERA WEEK! We'll post more about what's to come on Monday.