Unemployed? Have we got an opera for you! • Brooklyn Paper

Unemployed? Have we got an opera for you!

Great pipes: Actor Nicholas Tamagna stars as Orpheus in the Brooklyn Repetory Opera production of “Orpheus and Eurydice” at the Brooklyn Lyceum.
The Brooklyn Paper / Tom Callan

You may have just lost your job — but the last thing you want to sacrifice is your opera tickets.

But next week, thanks to the Brooklyn Repertory Opera, you won’t have to, as the mostly volunteer-run company offers the unemployed a $5 ticket to “Orpheus and Eurydice.”

It’s perfect for the unemployed — you know, people like Brett Wynkoop, the opera’s executive director!

“I wouldn’t [spend] $15 for entertainment, but I would spend five bucks,” said Wynkoop.

Those with a job, of course, will pay the still-low $20 for Christoph Gluck’s classic opera, which retells the myth of a couple torn apart by death and reunited by love (and Orpheus never even loses his day job).

And who better to play the Greek hero who could charm anyone (or anything) with his songs than Nicholas Tamagna (pictured), whom Wynkoop says is “as good or better than countertenors who are singing in the big houses of the world.”

“Orpheus and Eurydice” at the Brooklyn Lyceum [227 Fourth Ave. at President Street in Park Slope, (718) 857-4816], March 20–29. Tickets, $20 ($10 for students and seniors). To claim your $5 ticket, you must show a current unemployment insurance stub. For info, visit www.bropera.org/orpheus.

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