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Opera In the Park

  • Jul 26, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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LET'S GET CULTURED AT MADISON OPERA'S "OPERA IN THE PARK"

Opera in the Park, Madison Opera's gift to the community, is a night like no other. The stars appear in the sky over Garner Park, the light sticks glow in the audience, and singers from our upcoming season take the stage to share their favorite arias and ensembles from opera and Broadway. This free concert is the perfect way to spend a summer evening.

THE SETTING - This event provides an oportunity to enjoy beautiful music and your FABULOUS Friends in an open air amphitheater environment. Free and open to the public; no tickets or reservations are needed. Garner Park opens at 7 AM on the day of the concert, and blankets, chairs, food and beverages are allowed. For more information, visit madisonopera.org.

The event starts at 8:00. Let's meet at 6:30 for a pre-event picnic, followed by a wonderful free concert under the stars!  Prepare to have to park some distance from the event in the neighborhood surrounding Garner Park, especially if you are a late arrival, so car-pooling is recommended.  

Free parking is located opposite Mineral Point Road in University Research Park, as well as off S. Rosa Road at CUNA Mutual Group. Handicap drop-off is located at the park pathway off of S. Rosa Road.

I will be getting there early in the morning and saving space for our group.  I will aim to be near the center, about the middle of the hill.  Will update if the spot changes, so watch for more information on the event day.  I will have a cooler on site, and will provde a fresh fruit salad, cheese, and crackers for our group.  Bring your own main dish and someting to share if you wish.  You can bring wine and other beverages.  Camp / lawn chairs and blankets are permitted, and don't forget the bug spray!

HERE'S AN UPDATE ON OUR LOCATION.  WE ARE JUST TO THE RIGHT OF CENTER AS YOU FACE THE STAGE, ABOUT 1/3 OF THE WAY UP THE HILL FROM THE SIDEWALK.  SEE THE PICTURES BELOW.

The first picture is a view of our site looking up the hill from the sidewalk. We have two good sized blue tarps holding our space.

The second picture is a view of the stage from our site. 


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  • Laurie C.

    Thanks Nancy for all of the hard work to make this such a great event.

    July 28, 2014

  • Sandie A.

    Very enjoyable evening.

    July 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was my first experience with this meet-up group! It was terrific! Thanks for your wonderful welcome, including name tags. You are indeed FAB! I look forward to joining you again in the future. And, the weather, and concert, were fantastic!
    Mary Ann

    July 27, 2014

  • Carol A.

    great event, thanks

    July 27, 2014

  • Teri E.

    Great company, wonderful music, beautiful weather, no bugs!

    July 27, 2014

  • Brenda W.

    Lots of fun! Great music & really relaxing. Nice breeze as the sun went down. Good food & conversation, too. ;)

    July 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I very much look forward to meeting many of you at Opera in the Park! Since I don't know any of you, if you see a woman walking around looking lost & unable to find the group, give a shout! Thanks for the directions telling us where you hope to be!
    Mary Ann

    July 25, 2014

    • Juanita S.

      Glad you found us! Enjoyed talking with you before the opera.

      July 26, 2014

  • Lisa L

    fabulous!

    July 26, 2014

  • Suzette

    I was going to go but just got out of another event. I am going to be a maybe? I

    July 26, 2014

  • Regina K.

    Was looking forward to this. I have been battling something all week. Backing out.

    July 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have to change RSVP. Sick cat:(

    July 26, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi, Denise, Another cat lover! I'd stay home too, if my cat was sick! Look forward to meeting you in the future. Mary Ann

      July 26, 2014

  • Michele

    I'm so sorry I'm going to have to cancel. But it does open up another spot at what sounds like a great event.

    July 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I would love to join you all for Opera in the Park! I just found out that the person I usually go with is going to be out of town. Looks like you have one more space, so I'd like to fill it! I look forward to meeting many of you! Mary Ann Test

    July 22, 2014

  • Kim

    I am going to the APT theatre and thought I would be able to make it back in time but...

    July 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I just joined this group and can't wait to meet some of you soon!!! I have other plans re: Opera in the Park, but will look out for you next meet-ups! Mary Ann

    July 21, 2014

  • patirey

    I am going camping this weekend I will miss it.

    July 21, 2014

  • Barb R.

    Always this event so I'm glad it is offered to this group.

    July 6, 2014

  • Shobha P.

    I have my kids that weekend so i can't make it. Another time

    July 6, 2014

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