There’s a delicious opera growing in the garden!

Hello friends and supporters of the Picnic Operetta and Mixed Precipitation!

Thanks to all who attended A Midsummer Swig.

The Company thanks the crowd with song!

Thank for your support of our summer project. We had an excellent time!  It was fun to share the tastes and flavors of summer on a beautiful evening. We’re so thankful to have your support as we continue our work–presenting opera and celebrating urban agriculture.

Nick Schneider prepares an impressive spread with produce and provisions donated from Gardens of Eagan, Linden Hills Co-op, Seward Co-op, Local D’Lish and Rustica Bread–as well as his own garden creations.

Our name, Mixed Precipitation, comes from my personal experience as a year round biker.  I found that whenever I heard the words ‘mixed precipitation’ in the forecast it meant the worst biking weather imaginable—slush, rain, sleet, snow and ice–precipitation that exists between solid, liquid and gaseous forms.    My aversion turned to affection as I began thinking of how I was consistently drawn to performance work that exists between multiple forms of expression.  With the involvement of our team of collaborators, we have made a tradition presenting theatrical work that encourages multiple forms of human interaction (singing, dancing, dining and celebrating the urban landscape!)

And it is your support that makes this possible!

In the future you can expect work of a similar nature.  Recently proposed projects have included Wagner’s The Ring Cycle presented in melodramatic installments for Vikings tailgaters and William Schumann’s A Mighty Casey (an oratorio based on Casey at the Bat) presented outside Target Field.

We’d love to hear your ideas!

Don, Ted and Birk poured seasonal cocktails with passion and expertise! Thanks to the Bradstreet Crafthouse!

We are just a week away from announcing our summer schedule.

We’ll be kicking off our season with the premiere of Tales of Hoffmann: A Picnic Operetta at the Eat Street Community Garden on August 21st at 4:00 where some of the local mediums will assist so you can get your psychic reading.

In the meantime, please support those who donated to our solstice benefit: Bradstreet Crafthouse, Local D’Lish,Linden Hills Co-op, Seward Co-op and Codespace!

Also, on July 27th, our chef, Nick Schneider is serving his signature TAVOLA FRESCA, a monthly garden dinner experience.  I think you’d all enjoy this lovely evening.  See his web-site for information about how to RSVP.

Nick Schneider is ready to take on his next culinary challenge, but maybe he’ll enjoy a beverage first!

Enjoy this lovely mix of rain, sun and humidity!

Shelia Regan and Jeanne Calvit enjoyed Nick’s Chicken and Duck Liver Pate!
The crowd enjoys summer music outside Codespace.

Ethan Brinkmann / The Beat Heist spun the awesome tunes!
The music flowed after sundown thanks to Brother Jeremiah.

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