A Picnic Operetta
LocationTony Schmidt Regional Park
3500 Lake Johanna Boulevard
Arden Hills, MN 55112
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A new adaptation of Mozart’s opera, "La Clemenza di Tito," with high stakes sports drama, natural disasters and ‘80s new wave music! Celebrating its 11th season, Mixed Precipitation brings an edible opera adventure, celebrating the harvest with a unique blend of music, food and storytelling.
In this adaptation of Mozart’s opera, a rag-tag group of players is resurrecting a defunct tennis club. But backstabbing, bitterness, and a murderous revenge plot threaten their rise to the top of Rome’s championship match. Will they find redemption before Mount Vesuvius covers them in ash? When can cheaters be forgiven? All is presented with the Picnic Operetta’s trademark style of playfulness, satire and hope. Classic arias and duets from Mozart’s "La Clemenza di Tito" soar across the garden alongside new wave and synth-pop hits by Devo, Berlin, Yaz and Pat Benatar. The operatic athletes will serve the audience some fresh edible bites as well.
Open to all ages. Event is free, but a suggested donation of $15 is welcome.