Highbrow crowds flock to opera houses the way their lowbrow brethren flock to specialty hat stores. Wherever your hairline lies, enjoy today’s Groupon: for $20, you get one ticket to a Ohio Light Opera performance at the College of Wooster's Freedlander Theatre. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get one ticket to Camelot on Saturday, July 2 at 2 p.m. (up to a $46 value).
- For $20, you get one ticket to The Pirates of Penzance on Thursday, July 7 at 2 p.m. (up to a $46 value).
For three decades, the Ohio Light Opera (OLO) has produced premier opera culled from around the world. The OLO attracts 22,000 aria-aficionados annually, to the chagrin of staffers saddled with sweeping up shattered monocles. In recent years, the company has expanded its repertoire to include Broadway staples such as Camelot, Loewe and Lerner’s rumination on the more musical moments of King Arthur’s reign paired with the more dramatic patches of his relationship with the Lancelot-lusting Guinevere. Alternately, Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera The Pirates of Penzance illuminates the classic tale of a pirate-turned-police-officer’s quest to vanquish vandals of the high seas while winning the unbridled affection of the major-general’s daughter.
The OLO holds auditions in major cities across the country to guarantee a gold-standard cast. Performances take place at the College of Wooster’s Freedlander Theatre, where strict policy ensures that excessively tall wizard caps never interfere with sightlines.
The Ohio Light Opera offers $20 student tickets for ages 16–22.