The 2015 Picnic Operetta TOUR!

Mixed Precipitation Theater announces Escape from Alcina’s Island: A Picnic Operetta. 

This years performance is a guitar-swinging retelling of the 1735 Handel opera, Alcina, performed throughout Minnesota in August and September. An edible opera adventure for the whole family, the Picnic Operetta marks a seven-year tradition of celebrating the harvest with a unique blend of music, horticulture, food, and storytelling. This year, The Picnic Operetta is moving beyond the Twin Cities metro area to perform in farms throughout Minnesota.

See the dates below.  RESERVATIONS ON BROWNPAPER TICKETS BEGIN on JUNE 1st.  

 

Sunday, August 16, 2pm (preview)

Women’s Environmental Institute, 15715 River Rd, North Branch, MN 55056

 

Wednesday, August 19, 7pm (preview)

Northeast United Methodist Church, 2510 Cleveland St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

 

Thursday, August 20, 7pm (opening)

Dodge Nature Center, 365 Marie Ave West, West St. Paul, MN 55118

 

Saturday, August 22, 4pm

Food Farm, 2612 County Road 1, Wrenshall, MN 55797

 

Sunday, August 23, 4pm

Falcon Heights Community Garden, 2050 Roselawn Ave W, Falcon Heights, MN 55113

 

Friday, August 28, 7pm

JD Rivers’ Children’s Garden, 2900 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405

 

Saturday, August 29, 4pm

Bakers’ Acres, 36861 Co. Rd. 9, Avon, MN 56310

 

Sunday, August 30, 4pm

Skidmore Park Community Garden, 1085 4th St, St. Paul, MN 55106

 

Saturday, September 5, 2pm

Alexis Bailly Vineyard, 18200 Kirby Ave S, Hastings, MN 55033

 

Sunday, September 6, 4pm

Squash Blossom Farm, 7499 60th Ave NW, Oronoco, MN 55960

 

Saturday, September 12, 4pm

Eat Street Community Garden, 2416 1st Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404

 

Sunday, September 13, 4pm

Muriel Sahlen Arboretum , 2525 North Dale Street, Roseville, MN 55113

 

Saturday, September 19, 4pm

 Robbinsdale Community Garden, 4239 Halifax Ave N, Robbinsdale, MN 55422

 

Sunday, September 20, 4pm

Swede Hollow Park, 657 E Beaumont St, St. Paul, MN

 

Reservations

Please call 1-800-838-3006 or visit mixedprecipitation.org for reservations. Reservations will be avilable on June 1. Seating is limited and reservations are strongly encouraged. The suggested donation is $10 – 20 per person. Donations are a critical source of funding for The Picnic Operetta and can be made with your reservation or collected at the end of the performance. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Patrons are encouraged to bring their own blankets and lawn chairs.

 

Access

We are prepared to provide reasonable accommodation to patrons with physical disabilities and those who require access services. Our performance is designed for an outdoor garden venue. A sighted guide is suggested for visually impaired patrons. Please call Tour and Company Manager Rachel Wandrei (617-543-5770) for parking suggestions and access to each unique venue. Find additional info about access services, ASL, captioning, and audio description at mixedprecipitation.org. The opera is sung in Italian with English supertitles.