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Out of the Box Opera presents Acis and Galatea by Handel at A-Mill Artist Lofts

Article by Claudia Kittock

Out of the Box Opera is the brainchild of Noah Eisenberg and James Berman. The intent of this project is to introduce opera in a more accessible way, and, hopefully, to interest younger audiences. They have done this in creative and fascinating ways through the master mind of David Lefkowich, the director. In the past, Out of the Box Opera has produced a cage match between divas which was held in a boxing ring. There was an event in the Wiseman Museum that fused gospel music and opera, plus other incredible ideas. Somehow, it always works!

The newest iteration of Out Of the Box will be on May 11 at the A-Mill Artist Lofts, 315 Main Street SE. This opera, Acis and Galatea by Handel, will move throughout the A-Mill with the audience following the action. The first act will be in the entry with an open bar, staged as an engagement party. Moving to the aqueduct for the second act, the audience will be treated to the foreshadowing of doom, which is inherent in most operas. The final act will be on the rooftop for the ultimate catharsis.

There are shows at 5, 7, and 9 pm on the 11th. You won’t want to miss this evening of beautiful music, an incredible setting, and an evening of creativity and fun.

The Amazing Adventures of Acis and Galatea, the Wonder Nymph

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About Claudia Kittock

Claudia is a resident of the Mill District. In addition to writing for Mill City Times, she is a founding Board Member of Friends of the Mill District. Claudia is the author of Health Through Chaos, mentors young adults at YouthLink, and has served on the Downtown Minneapolis Neighborhood Association (DMNA).


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