Sopranos and Suds


As much as we love getting dressed up and drinking champagne at the Met, sometimes we just want to kick back someplace closer to home while getting our opera fix. Opera on Tap gives opera fans and barflies the chance to catch some arias in the backroom spaces more frequently reserved for rockers and DJs. On Friday night, Park Slope world music haven Barbès opens its tiny backroom to the organization for their Molson on Tap performance, a tribute to the surprisingly opera-friendly nation of Canada. Canadian soprano Delea Shand has curated an evening featuring music from contemporary Canadian composers, ranging from Luke Nickel, a 22-year-old currently attending school in Manitoba, to Imant Raminsh, a Latvian-Canadian whose decades-long career includes plaudits from the Canadian National Choral Awards; their works will be ably handled by Canadian and American performers like Torontonian-cum-New Yorker Charlotte Mundy and West Coast native Cameron Russell.

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