HOPERA: an evening of local craft beer & song
Join us for this celebration of craft beer and opera. On September 17th and 18th, opera singers will entertain guests with a selection of eight operatic arias, duos and trios. Each song will be accompanied by a sample of local craft beer. Pairings will be presented with details on the musical selection and the beer style as well as why they were chosen. Hopera is an intimate event and will provide meaningful insight into both the world of local craft beer and the world of opera...
Director: Mirella Amato, B.Mus, Master Cicerone
Musical Director: Melanie Esseltine, BMus, MMus
Date & Time: September 17th & 18th, 7pm
Venue: Habits Gastropub
Tickets are $38.80
Tickets available online at http://hopera-tertius.eventbrite.ca
Here's what audience members from previous editions are saying about Hopera:
"Yes! I had a great time. I happen to have a great love for both opera and beer but never have they been better paired. I’m thrilled at having been given the unique experience of listening to professional level opera in a bar. I can’t wait until next year!"
-André Lowy, 2013
"I never imagined myself an opera “enjoyer”, but these snippets were quite enjoyable. It was awesome to enjoy them all with great beers + really enjoyed the insight into the various flavours and styles. Very well thought out! Thanks!"
-Vicki Vanderburgh, 2013
“Had so much fun!!! Mirella made everyone feel so welcome and the knowledge she gave us on each beer was amazing. Melanie gave such interesting & fun information. The pieces performed came alive. The performers-wow!! So well done. I had goose bumps in many songs. A great evening of entertainment and then there was beer too! You need to repeat this. Many more fortunate patrons need to hear and enjoy this evening.”
-Sue Devereux, 2012
“Hopera was an amazing event! It took me back to another time when quality local beer and intimate singing performances were had at the pub. Excellent beer and fantastic singing!”
-David Scannell , 2012