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We’ve got Open Opera pics!

Submitted by on 1, June 25, 2009 – 5:55 am3 Comments


Thanks to reader Jon Spangler for forwarding us these pictures of the free Open Opera concert at Franklin Park last ttttThanks to reader Jon Spangler for forwarding us these pictures of the free Open Opera concert at Franklin Park last weekend. I understand they had a pretty full house for the show (and the space to seat them, with a huge tree that had been cut down a week or so earlier hauled away the day before).

If you’re looking for more pix, Open Opera chief Ellen St. Thomas has posted a full album online, which you can link to right here.


  • Jon Spangler says:

    Ellen St. Thomas estimated that over 200 music lovers of all ages attended this fabulous recital Saturday afternoon–including kids listening to opera while sitting in the trees. (I did not count the :house" but would bet that it was closer to 300 with all the passers-by.) All of the professional musicians donated their time and talent for this free event, and they would like to come back if funding ((perhaps $1500-$2000) can be found to support another recital performance.

    For more information on the program at Franklin Park or on Open Opera's FREE production of Mozart's opera "The Marriage of Figaro" in Berkeley's John Hinkle Park on July 25-26, please visit http://www.openopera.net.
    With a full orchestra and costumes in the park's Greek ampitheater, "Figaro" should be lots of fun, too.

  • Thank you, Alameda! Open Opera can't wait to return–if you'll have us!

  • Jon Spangler says:

    The name of the park in Berkeley is John Hinkel Park, not the incorrect spelling in my first post.

    Open Opera will present two free outdoor performances of Mozart’s famous opera, “The Marriage of Figaro," on Saturday and Sunday July 25-26 at 3:00 p.m.

    This free “Figaro” is a fully featured production with costumes and a full orchestra. It will be staged in John Hinkel Park’s historic 1934 outdoor ampitheater at 41 Somerset Avenue (between Southampton Avenue and San Diego Road) in Northeast Berkeley. John Hinkel Park info is available here:


    Parking is limited near the park, so carpooling, bicycling, or walking to the show is encouraged.

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