Opera Fayetteville to perform ‘Opera in Bloom’ in its entirety at Botanical Garden of the Ozarks


Opera Fayetteville this week began unveiling its latest series of professional opera performances in Northwest Arkansas. The “Opera in Bloom” series includes eight short operas (each only 10 minutes or less) performed “pop-up style” over the course of two weeks at various venues.

The series will conclude when the entire program is performed at 7 p.m. Friday, May 25 at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres are also planned.

From Opera Fayetteville:

These bite-sized, drama-packed operas are ideal for the seasoned and the first-time opera-goer alike. Continuing Opera Fayetteville’s commitment to fresh, accessible opera, the program includes bite-sized works by major American composers such as Missy Mazzoli, Tom Cipullo, and Beth Ratay.

Unique stickers will be passed out at each pop-up performance, each good for $4 off the final performance concert.

Tickets to the final concert can also be purchased online in advance for $25 or at the door the day of the show. Pop-up venues include Arsaga’s at the Depot, the Fayetteville Public Library, the Fayetteville Farmers’ Market, and 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville.

For more information, visit operafayetteville.org.

Opera in Bloom Performances

Wednesday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. – Fayetteville Public Library: A Flourish of Green and Lucy
Friday, May 18 at 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. – Arsaga’s at the Depot
Saturday, May 19 at 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 11 a.m. – Fayetteville Farmers’ Market
Saturday, May 19 at 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m., and 1:30 p.m. – Northwest Arkansas Mall
Sunday, May 20 at TBA – Good Shepherd Lutheran Church: A Womb with a View
Sunday, May 20 at 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. – Northwest Arkansas Mall
Thursday, May 24 at 5:30 p.m. – 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville: Symposium
Friday, May 25 at 7 p.m. – Botanical Garden of the Ozarks: Final concert celebration (all operas)

Opera in Bloom program

A Flourish of Green by Missy Mazzoli
Come hear this tale of sorrow, revenge, and forbidden love, inspired by Bocaccio’s Decameron.

A Tall Order by John Greer
First Dates… we’ve all been there, right? Join us for heart-warming hilarity as these two diners awkwardly search for love.

Lucy by Tom Cipullo
Lucy’s family doesn’t have time to visit her–little do they know what she’s up to in their absence!

Ondine by Daniela DeMatos
He fell in love with a goddess, but is he prepared to face the consequences of her power?

A Womb with a View by Beth Ratay
The assembly is complete, the contractions have started, and a new soul is prepared to enter the world… but what if it would rather not?

Symposium by Oliver Caplan
Lonely April finds herself at yet another dehumanizing business conference. This time, though, her inner monologue is venturing out!

The Lifespan of a Fly by Ronnie Reshef
This fly wants to become a human–what will it take?

Triangle by Tony Solitro
He fell in love with a goddess. The only problem: he’s already married. This is going to be a tricky conversation.