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Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 10:11 PM

June 24th; 4pm Fair starts, 5pm Performance starts Festival Opera’s annual al fresco Opera in the Park and family friendly fair. Led by Festival Opera principal conductor Bryan Nies, acclaimed opera soloists Kristin Clayton and Zachary Gordin and the 30-member Festival Opera Chorus perform excerpts from opera favorites:

-Toreador song from Carmen
-Anvil Chorus from Il Trovatore
-“Make Our Garden Grow” from Leonard Bernstein’s Candide.

The interactive pre-performance Fair includes famous opera character mask-making (such as “Carmen” and “Don Giovanni”) for children; local arts and crafts booths and more. Open seating available on the lawn at Walnut Creek’s Civic Park; chairs, blankets, coolers, non-alcoholic beverages and food are welcome, but please leave glass containers and Fido at home.

For more information: Please visit or call 925-944-9610

1375 Civic Drive, 94596    google map | yahoo map

• Location: Civic Park, East Bay

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