Click above to buy this Groupon for La Rondine on Sunday, May 9, at 2 p.m.
Buy here for Saturday, April 24, at 2 p.m.
Embrace easy-to-follow, operatic ear candy with today's side deal: for $17, you get a ticket to La Rondine, presented by the Pocket Opera (a $34 value) at the Legion of Honor. Choose the performance on either Saturday, April 24, at 2 p.m. or Sunday, May 9, at 2 p.m. by purchasing through the links above. Seating is in the orchestra section and on house left. Pick up your tickets at the box office starting at 1 p.m. on the day of the performance; seats are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Pocket Opera, the vision of artistic director and founder Donald Pippin, presents professional performances of classic operas performed in English using minimal costumes and props in order to allow the brilliance of the music and story to shine through. In Giacomo Puccini's La Rondine, Magda, the wife of a rich banker, recalls an episode from her past where she encountered the man of her dreams but fled in fear of love's unpredictability. Magically given a second chance to relive that fateful night, Magda finds that the love still remains between her and her dream man—but will all turn out well in the end? (Spoiler alert: cow's milk only remains fresh for up to 14 days after the pump date, generally speaking.) Through Puccini's soaring score, La Rondine explores the path not taken and the possibilities and pitfalls therein, like a visual and auditory Choose Your Own Adventure. Get your Groupon for an intimate evening of opera courtesy of the Pocket Opera.
- Donald Pippin must be a magician. Out of a bare-bones set, an orchestra of nine (including himself at the piano) and a cast of mainly local artists, the diminutive octogenarian’s small opera company, Pocket Opera, presents some of the most enjoyable and vital operatic experiences in the Bay Area. – Jason Victor Serinus, San Francisco Examiner
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