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Picnic Operetta

August 11, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

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One event on August 24, 2019 at 2:00pm

$10 – $30

The Clemency of Tito’s Tennis Club: A Picnic Operetta
August 11 – September 29

A new adaptation of Mozart’s opera, La Clemenza di Tito, with high stakes sports drama, natural disasters, and ‘80s new wave music!

In this adaptation of Mozart’s opera, a rag-tag group of players is resurrecting a defunct tennis club. But backstabbing, bitterness, and a murderous revenge plot threaten their rise to the top of Rome’s championship match. Will they find redemption before Mount Vesuvius covers them in ash? When can cheaters be forgiven? All is presented with the Picnic Operetta’s trademark style of playfulness, satire, and hope. Classic arias and duets from Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito soar across the garden alongside new wave and synth-pop hits by Devo, Berlin, Yaz, and Pat Benatar. Our operatic athletes will serve the audience some fresh edible bites as well.

Celebrating its 11th season, the company brings an edible opera adventure to parks, farms, and gardens throughout MN in August and September.

Created by Producing Artistic Director Scotty Reynolds, Artistic Associate Jacob Miller, Music Director (and Minnesota composer) Gary Ruschman, and the Mixed Precipitation team, this late summer harvest celebration offers local flavors with picnic bites shared with the audience. It’s fun for everyone!

An edible opera adventure for the whole family, A Picnic Operetta marks its 11-year tradition of celebrating the harvest with a unique blend of music, food, and storytelling. The Clemency of Tito’s Tennis Club: A Picnic Operetta will tour the Twin Cities metro and several locations around the state, including North Branch, New York Mills, Avon, Oronoco, and Wykoff.

See the links below for touring locations, links to RSVP and make a contribution. Reservations are free. The performance is offered for a suggested donation, $10-$30. No one turned away for lack of funds.

August 11, 2 pm (Preview) RSVP HERE
Women’s Environmental Institute
15715 River Rd, North Branch, MN 55056

August 15, 7 pm (Opening) RSVP HERE
Dodge Nature Center Farm Education Center
1701 Charlton Avenue, West St. Paul MN 55118

August 17, 2 pm RSVP HERE
Upper Landing Park  (New Location for 2019!)
180 Shepard Road, St. Paul MN 55012

August 18, 2 pm RSVP HERE
Upper Landing Park  (New Location for 2019!)
180 Shepard Road, St. Paul MN 55012

August 24, 2 pm RSVP HERE
Skidmore Park Community Garden
1085 4th Street East, St Paul, MN 55106

August 25, 2 pm RSVP HERE
Tony Schmidt Regional Park  (New Location for 2019!)
3500 Lake Johanna Boulevard, Arden Hills, MN 55112

August 31, 2 pm RSVP HERE
Alexis Bailly Vineyard
18200 Kirby Ave. Hastings, MN 55033

September 1, 2 pm RSVP HERE
Alexis Bailly Vineyard
18200 Kirby Ave. Hastings, MN 55033

September 7, 2 pm RSVP HERE
Bronx Park Community Garden
2500 Georgia Ave. South (Nelson Park Building), St. Louis Park, 55426

September 8, 2 pm RSVP HERE
JD Rivers’ Children’s Garden
2900 Glenwood Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55405

September 14, 2 pm
New York Mills Sculpture Park  (New Location for 2019!)
Presented by the New York Mills Cultural Center
North Broadway Avenue & U.S. 10,, New York Mills, MN 56567

September 15, 2 pm RSVP HERE
Baker’s Acres Farm
36861 Co Rd 9, Avon, MN 56310

September 21, 3 pm CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
Dream Acres Farm
17289 County Road 8, Wykoff, MN, 55990
Call 507.352.4255 to RSVP

September 22, 2:30 pm RSVP HERE
Squash Blossom Farm
7499 60th Avenue NE, Oronoco, MN 55960

September 28, 2 pm RSVP HERE
Swede Hollow Park
657 East Beaumont St, St. Paul, MN

September 29, 2 pm RSVP HERE
Loring Park Garden of the Seasons
1382 Willow Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408


August 11, 2019
2:00 pm
$10 – $30
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