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 GrouponLive deal to see La Périchole, presented in English by Amarillo Opera at Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts. Choose from the following options:
- For $7, you get a ticket for back-balcony or front-orchestra seating (a $15 value).
- For $14, you get a ticket for back-orchestra seating (a $29 value).
- For $20, you get a ticket for middle-balcony seating (a $41 value).<p>
For each seating option, choose between the following performances:
- Saturday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, April 1, at 2:30 p.m.<p>
Written by French operetta composer Jacques Offenbach, La Périchole weaves the lighthearted tale of two penurious singers and their quest to cement their love in Spanish-controlled South America. Breezy songs tell the story of the desirable La Périchole, her lover Piquillo, and the Viceroy of Peru, who desires La Pèrichole for himself. The Armarillo Opera ensures spectators’ comprehension of the production with an English-translated libretto, making the show easy to follow for Anglophone audience members and sentient bookmarks. The opera takes place in the Globe-News Center, whose bright colors and wavy structure beautifully complement the joyous art that takes place inside. The auditorium’s acoustic-boosting reverberant shell directs melodies into ears and keeps notes from getting stuck on blank musical staves hung from the ceiling.