ATP Turns The Opera World On Its Head

ATP Turns The Opera World On Its Head

Two seemingly opposite worlds will collide at the Alpine Theatre Project Garage Valentine's Day weekend when ATP presents OperaLesque, a tantalizing mix of opera, classical burlesque, and aerial circus acts, presented February 14-16 at the ATP Garage, 6464 Hwy 93 in Whitefish. OperaLesque will feature some of the greatest opera singers in the nation from the Metropolitan Opera and New York City Opera mixed with tantalizing burlesque. Patrons can enjoy chocolate fondue and cocktails at the ATP Garage while being treated to vocal (and physical) virtuosity around them and above them. The production includes performances on February 14 & 15 at 7:30pm and a special exotic late-night show on February 16 at 9pm for adults only. Only 60 seats are available per performance.

"Alpine Theatre Project has developed wonderful relationships with the professional opera community over the years," says Artistic Director, Betsi Morrison. "We wanted to tap into those amazing voices and repertoire but in a way you'd never expect. We've assembled a cast of some of the greatest voices in American Opera today along with incredible classic burlesque and aerial artists to present a sexy night of grand emotion and spectacle."

Starring in OperaLesque:

  • Glenn Seven Allen, Tenor - recently starred in New York City Opera's acclaimed production of Brokeback Mountain and starred in ATP & Glacier Symphony's combined concert production of Sweeney Todd

  • Melanie Long, Mezzo-Soprano - recently starred in New York City Opera's world tour of Carmen, and is a member of the acclaimed burlesque troupe, the Hot Box Girls

  • Sharin Apostolou, Soprano - frequent performer with New York City Opera, Utah Opera, Central City Opera, and Opera Delaware, and performed in Yuletide Affair 9 at ATP

  • Jorrell Williams, Baritone - starred in Intimate Apparel at the Metropolitan Opera and is a featured soloist with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

  • Marcy Richardson, Soprano - known as "the singing aerialist," and has performed with New York City Opera, Opera Columbus, and the acclaimed burlesque variety troupe, Company XIV

  • Billy Thompson, Piano - longtime musical collaborator for ATP and musical director of the It Gets Better Tour

Patrons will be seated around a solo piano in the ATP Garage while the action will take place all around, and even above, them, creating an immersive experience. Beverages will be available courtesy of Spotted Bear Spirits and the Whitefish Lake Restaurant. Chocolate fondue will also be available to patrons who purchase a table for 2 or 4. OperaLesque is sponsored by the Montana Tap House, Harlow & Harlette, and Marshall & Kathryn Friedman.

Alpine Theatre Project presents OperaLesque February 14-16 at the ATP Garage, 6464 Hwy 93 South in Whitefish. Tickets are $45 per person or $130 for a table for 2 which includes fondue and table service. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling (406) 862-7469.

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