We weren’t sure what to expect at our inaugural Opera Pub event. But last Thursday, more than 100 music fans, and friends (and a handful of folks who had no idea what they were in for) turned up at the Amsterdam Bicycle Club to hear some Friends of AtG Sing the Operatic Hits.
A huge thanks to performers Krisztina Szabó, Aaron Durand, Stephanie Tritchew, Clarence Frazer, Cait Wood and John Brancy, and maestro Topher Mokrzewski, who banged out the tunes on our newly-bought Craigslist piano.
“A packed house of opera enthusiasts were reminded of the joys of spontaneous music-making at Against the Grain Theatre’s first edition of Opera Pub, their new series of casual concerts where you can experience music in a different space with a beer in hand and not many rules…. It had the feeling of an after party when musicians kicked back, loosened up and playfully made music with their friends.”—Musical Toronto
“It was loud, it was fun and the audience, not all of whom I suspect knew what they were in for, stayed.”—Opera Ramblings
What an Inaugural #OperaPub night! Jam packed at the Amsterdam Bicycle Club. Thank you singers and Toph! See you all at the next one, Nov 3. pic.twitter.com/CE3edR6d7P
— Joel Ivany (@joelivany) October 14, 2016
Had an amazing time performing at @AtGtheatre inaugural #OperaPub last night! AtG has such a talented roster of artists! #bravitutti — Clarence Frazer (@clarencefrazer) October 14, 2016
Opera Pubs run the first Thursday of every Month
The next event:
November 3, 2016 at 9pm
Amsterdam Bicycle Club
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