Skylark Opera is closing out its 2010 Festival this weekend, with tickets still available for some early-summer operatic enjoyment. The Festival is running two shows in repertory: Franz Lehar's The Merry Widow and Noel Coward's Bitter Sweet.
The Merry Widow is set in turn-of-the-previous century Paris, a sophisticated world of romance and fine booze. It's one of the most famous operettas of all time, telling the story of a passel of suitors trying to woo wealthy widow Hannah Glawari.
|Happy eyes: Skylark Opera's "Merry Widow"|
Bitter Sweet is Noel Coward's homage to Viennese operetta, telling the story of a decades-long love affair amid lovely music and Coward's trademark aching wit.
The Merry Widow plays tonight and Saturday at 8:00 p.m., with a Sunday matinee at 3:00 p.m. Bitter Sweet plays tomorrow night at 8:00 p.m.
Performances are at the E.M. Pearson Theatre at Concordia University, 312 Hamline Avenue North in St. Paul. Tickets are $25-$43 with discounts for students, seniors, and first-time buyers. For tickets call 612.343.3390 or click here