There's a bar in Toronto where you can hear live opera—for free—with a pint in hand: this is AtG's Opera Pub.
Fans of opera and newcomers: This December, your pals at Against the Grain Theatre invite you to an extreme loud, naughty and tipsy bacchanal that should put your office holiday/ironic Christmas sweater parties to SHAME. Join us for for a not-so-silent night hosted by David Eliakis
+ The greatest music ever*
+ Real live opera singers**
+ Opera in One Act (We reduce an entire opera to 10 minutes cause we caaan)
+ The Musical Stylings of Accompanist and Sartorially Savvy David Eliakis***
+ Cheap Pints! Raffle Prizes! Spaghetti!
+ Other things we simply cannot predict!
Thursday, Dec 6 at 9pm
at The Amsterdam Bicycle Club
54 The Esplanade, Toronto, ON
***No reservations, arrive early to make sure you get your favourite seat!***
Wondering how you can be added to our Opera Pub musician roster? Add your name to the list using our Google Form:
Photo by Darryl Block
*Greatest Music subjective
**Performers who were available
***No denying his great outfits
Musical performances begin at 9pm and wrap by 11pm. We perform 3 sets of music with breaks in between to refresh your drinks.
1) You can arrive super early and enjoy dinner/drinks before the show (and try to grab seats and a table). Arrive before 8pm to grab a seat — it's usually standing-room-only after 8:30pm.
2) Join us for the late-night set, starting at 10pm, and ending around 10:30pm/11pm. More seats and tables become available at this time.
ABOUT AtG's OPERA PUBS
Running the first Thursday of every month, AtG Opera Pub nights are improvised, wild nights that offer up your favourite beer on tap with a side of operatic arias and ensembles, performed by both established and emerging opera talent. Free admission, discounted pints of beer. It's the perfect introduction for newbies and a welcome break for opera vets who you want to see something «a little different.»
«Opera Pub brings this most secret of pleasures to astonished newcomers.» The Globe and Mail
«It can all get a little wild»
"[Opera Pub] has the feeling of an after party when musicians kick back, loosen up and playfully make music with their friends." http://musicaltoronto.org/2016/10/14/against-the-grain-opera-pub-night/