Opera del Sol mixes classic arias with space opera for 'Opera Wars' at the Abbey

Opera Del Sol founder Nicole Dupré is on a mission. “If we want people to fall in love with this art form, we’ve got to shake it up,” she told Orlando Weekly recently, and the group’s first local show seems solidly aimed to do just that. Opera Wars presents some of the best-known operatic arias (“Ride of the Valkyries,” “Nessun Dorma”) in the setting of an intergalactic cruise, complete with sexy singing space crew and a “pre-launch experience” consisting of a dinner-and-mingle before the show. Food is by Farm & Haus; the script includes references to Star Wars, Star Trek and Firefly; costumes and makeup are a little bit Bowie, a little bit burlesque. Beam us up.

7 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24-25 | The Abbey, 100 S. Eola Drive | operadelsol.ticketleap.com | $35-$60
Location Details

The Abbey

100 S. Eola Drive, Orlando South Eola

407-704-6261

abbeyorlando.com

WE LOVE OUR READERS!

Since 1990, Orlando Weekly has served as the free, independent voice of Orlando, and we want to keep it that way.

Becoming an Orlando Weekly Supporter for as little as $5 a month allows us to continue offering readers access to our coverage of local news, food, nightlife, events, and culture with no paywalls.

Join today because you love us, too.

Jessica Bryce Young

Jessica Bryce Young has been working with Orlando Weekly since 2003, serving as copy editor, dining editor and arts editor before becoming editor in chief in 2016.
Scroll to read more Arts Stories + Interviews articles

Join Orlando Weekly Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.