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
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.
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.