Opera Memphis Needs You: Pick Places For Pop-Up Opera Performances

Posted by Holly Whitfield | August 15th 2018 3255 0

(Can you say that headline three times fast?)

Opera Memphis hosts one of my favorite Memphis events every year in September: 30 Days of Opera. And we need to your help to make 2018 the best year ever.

How can you help? Tell us where Opera Memphis should pop-up this year. Cool locations or events are great suggestions, anywhere they can draw a crowd with an operatic performance. Read on for details.

If you’ve missed it in the past, 30 Days of Opera is a very Memphis way to enjoy (or get to know) our city’s opera company. Singers pop-up around town – sometimes several different times a day, or several places at once – and treat passersby to a short performance. There’s usually at least one pop-up a day, from September 1 – September 30.

They already have 30 Days of Opera shows planned at Germantown Festival (Sept. 8), Cooper Young Fest (Sept. 15), South Main Trolley Night (Sept. 28), plus a special performance at the Levitt Shell on September 23. Check out the schedule so far here.

Here’s what we need from you: leave me a comment with a suggestion for a unique place or event where the Opera Memphis team can pop-up this year. If they can’t do it this year, maybe next year.

What’s a cool place where a crowd will gather to witness 3o Days of Opera?

Be sure to follow them online for info on where you can see opera (for free!) this September.

Don’t forget to check out Opera Memphis’ 2018 – 2019 Season and the Midtown Opera Festival every April. More events here.

All photos and video courtesy of Opera Memphis.

Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. Caitlin Hassinger says:

    901 Day at Crosstown Concourse!

  2. Donna Jennings says:

    Memphis Zoo, lots of places there.

  3. Kelli says:

    It’s probably already been mentioned, but Court Square – Food Truck Thursday

  4. diane says:

    inside the zoo, on the island with seals at showtime
    on a carriage ride down beale street, or another street
    busters liquor store – ignore the booze
    inside peabody hotel with ducks
    dixon galleries with food truck friday or third thursday
    overton square on the outside balcony or patio at the empty restaurant
    on the trolley at trolley nite

  5. Kate Richards says:

    Memphis Jewish Community Center for a pop up Opera please

  6. Michele says:

    What about Crosstown or MJCC or Temple Israel during one of the high holiday celebrations? The holidays are celebrated with beautiful music!

  7. Molly says:

    Perea Preschool and Elementary school would love a visit from Opera Memphis!

  8. Molly says:

    Hello! I manage the Sam T. Wilson Public Library out in Arlington, TN. We would LOVE to have Opera Memphis come and perform at our little library. We serve so many families, and I have no doubt that the community would respond positively to the opportunity!

  9. British says:

    Beale or outside a Tiger’s home game.

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