On Friday May 4th, Mercury Opera, Downtown Calgary and Stephen Avenue present Alley Oop, a unique operatic performance and celebration of the downtown core while reclaiming an alley for the urban landscape.
Stroll Calgary's historic Stephen Avenue in a festival atmosphere, stopping at participating host businesses, sampling light bites and refreshments while enjoying pop up performances by Volante string quartet before being ushered into the back alley for a unique and moving mini opera spectacle of some of opera's greatest hits sung by rising talent. All staged and performed in a totally unexpected manner with dazzling costumes, by Natasha Lazarovic of temnafialka.com.
Exchange this ticket for your passport/guide to Alley Oop at the Downtown Calgary Alley Oop tent on Stephen Avenue Walk near HOME.
NB There will only be a limited number of tickets available for purchase on site at the tent (subject to availability) the night of the performance - CASH ONLY for $45.00
Patrons are encouraged to buy tickets in advance.
Friday May 4th 2012
Gala . 6pm - 8:45 Stephen Avenue Walk
Performance at Sundown - The Alley
And afterwards - meet the cast at a "through the back door" prohibition - styled premiere after party with nibbles, refreshments (exchange your passport holder for) one complimentary beverage at either the James Joyce Tavern (Belvedere vodka cocktail) OR one beer at The Palomino (Village Brewing Company) and music - and of course, to talk about the fearless performance.
For more information about artists,event sponsors and participating businesses visit
When & Where
Mercury Opera and Friends
Est. NYC 1999
Mercury Opera produces operatic events in unusual spaces with standing room only audiences. Blowing away all the pretentious cobwebs of the artform, MO's founder, Darcia Parada translates classic pieces into fast paced, accessible and intimate samplings of the best that opera has to offer. Appealing to a much wider audience, MO's creates an experience that engages its audience, up close, personal, it's opera in your face.