CCPA Welcomes Opera on Tap for Residency

CCPA Welcomes Opera on Tap for Residency
Curtain Call Performing Arts (CCPA) is proud to announce opera troupe Opera On Tap: San Francisco (OOT:SF) has taken residency following a sold-out run of Mozart's Figaro last summer. The San Francisco chapter of OOT will perform two opera's in downtown San Leandro as part of Curtain Call's 5th anniversary season. The first production is Giocomo Rossini's Cinderella themed opera, La Cenerentolawith five performances scheduled Friday through Sunday, December 13-15. La Cenerentola will be presented as an abridged one-act matinée for children on Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15 at 2:00 PM, and in its uncut entirety on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday December 13-15 at 8:00 PM. All performances will be held at the California Conservatory Theatre (CCT), 999 E. 14th St., San Leandro.

This holiday season audiences can experience the colorful presentation of Giocomo Rossini's Bel Canto masterpiece, La Cenerentola. The story of Cinderella is weaved into a relevant and authentic parable maintaining the fantasy and triumph cherished by children and adults alike. Sung in its original language of Italian, 'Cenerentola's' soaring vocal lines and ?orid melisimatic passages are sure to delight. Evening performances will feature a chamber orchestra, while matinee performances have been specially designed for children and will include students from La Nueva School.

Opera on Tap was born in Freddy's Bar in Brooklyn, New York, in 2007 and their mission is to transform opera from being an elitist and inaccessible art form, to one that can be enjoyed by all audiences at affordable and casual venues. These frequent performances in pubs, cafes, and local theaters feature rehearsed professional opera singers and instrumentalists, serenading crowds with operatic favorites and innovative premieres alike. The company now boasts thirteen chapters in twelve cities across the country, and San Francisco is a flagship port. Since their launch in 2011, Opera on Tap: San Francisco has managed to grow an entirely new audience of opera lovers who otherwise may have never known this incredible genre of music, while providing accessible evenings of opera to long-time opera fans.

La Nueva school students will perform in the Saturday and Sunday matinee performances. At Nueva, creativity occurs in mathematics as in art, writing, and engineering. The school teaches students to think about not just getting the correct answer but finding multiple ways to solve a problem. The Nueva School's music program offers students unique exposure to high-quality musical opportunities, including vocal music, instrumental lessons, ensembles, and general classroom instruction. Students learn about music from around the world as they participate in programs that emphasize performance, musical literacy, skill development, historical importance, and cultural context.

Curtain Call is thrilled to bring opera to San Leandro once again as part of their collaboration with OOT:

"We could not be happier to have Opera On Tap take residency with us this season. What the organization is accomplishing with their mission is impressive and commendable, and compliments our vision of making the arts accessible to everyone in our community," said Andrea Gorham, CCPA Founding Artistic Director. Also, the matinee and evening presentations of La Cenerentola will allow audiences of all ages to enjoy the classic Cinderella story for the holidays," continued Gorham.

Curtain Call Performing Arts and Opera On Tap: San Francisco present Rossini's La Cenerentola Friday through Sunday December 13-15 at the California Conservatory Theatre (999 E. 14th Street, San Leandro, CA 94577). Tickets are $28 for adults, $25 for students/seniors, and $10 for children ten and under. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.curtaincallperformingarts.org or call the box office at 510-909-9516.




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