Opera on Tap mixes high notes and high life • Brooklyn Paper

Opera on Tap mixes high notes and high life

An aria and a beer: Anne Ricci of Opera on Tap shows off at Freddy’s Bar, a regular haunt for the long-haired crowd.
The Brooklyn Paper / Tom Callan

It’s time to take opera out of stuffy concert halls and theaters and get it where it really belongs — in bars.

That’s where you’ll find Opera on Tap.

“We are the most casual opera company in existence,” said General Manager Anne Ricci (pictured). “I think that our casual and interactive approach is what really sets us apart.”

What better place to be casual and interactive than Freddy’s Backroom, the beloved performance space and bar on Dean Street and Sixth Avenue that hosts Opera on Tap once a month.

“It’s hysterical!” said Mike Sternfeld, a Freddy’s bartender. “Everyone’s drinking, there’s lots of screaming and opera.”

Opera on Tap’s “Cymbeline,” 8 pm, March 20 at Galapagos Art Space [16 Main St. at the corner of Water St. in DUMBO, (718) 222-8500]. Tickets are $20 ($15 for students and seniors).

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