Opera's influence on modern entertainment is undeniable with the recent onslaught of popular hip-hoperas, lollipoperas, and pop 'n' lockeras. Relish melodic roots with today's Groupon for a ticket to The Italian Straw Hat, presented by Amarillo Opera on April 2 at Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, on South Buchanan Street. Choose from the following options:
- For $7, you get a back-balcony or front-orchestra ticket (a $15 value).
- For $19, you get a middle-balcony ticket (a $39 value).
- For $13, you get a back-orchestra ticket (a $27 value).
Dedicated operateers and burgeoning aria appreciators congregate within Amarillo Opera's modernly appointed amphitheater to satisfy their theatrical cravings. On April 2, a gaggle of talented rafter shakers present The Italian Straw Hat, a frolicsome farce from Nino Rota, the composer of The Godfather's solemn soundtrack and rollicking baptismal tap-dance number. The harmony-heavy performance relays the tale of a hapless husband-to-be who finds himself contending with a lady and her beau after his horse devours her enticing straw hat.
Watch the uproar unfold from seating in the budget-friendly back balcony or front orchestra, the mainstream back orchestra, or the middle balcony, which enjoys the best sounds of Globe-News Center's acoustic-boosting reverberant shell. Opera can be as formal or fancy-free as its audience decides, from jeans to tuxes, and bilingual barriers are smashed with English supertitles projected above the stage. Tickets may be redeemed at the box office on the night of the show.
500 S Buchanan St.
Amarillo, Texas 79101Get Directions