Memphis, Tenn. Nov. 16, 2018 – Opera Memphis celebrates the holiday season with a new interactive operatic experience, A Victorian Holiday with Opera Memphis, December 14 and 15 from 7 – 10 PM at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens. Tickets are $25, and Dixon Members receive a 20% discount. To reserve your tickets, call the Opera Memphis Box Office at 901.202.4533 or visit www.operamemphis.org/tickets.
This one-of-a-kind experience puts guests in the center of an 1890’s holiday party with interactive characters and games, opera singers, caroling, Victorian Conjurer Jeffrey Day performing illusions on stage and amongst party-goers, and festive libations being served. The evening is tied together by an ongoing story of love lost and found that plays out in small vignettes and audience interactions. The grand finale is directly influenced by the reactions and participation of the audience members during the course of the evening and will change based on these interactions with seven possible endings.
A Victorian Holiday is the first of its kind for Opera Memphis. In addition to the beautiful music you would expect, there are elements of immersive theatre and improvisational storylines. “It’s one-third Downtown Abbey, one-third Murder Mystery Dinner Party, one-third Renaissance Faire, and one-third festive cocktails,” says General Director Ned Canty when describing the event. “That may be bad math, but we will earn that extra third.”
The plot revolves around a traveling band of performers who are stranded in Memphis when their riverboat is delayed. They are invited to a grand holiday party, and show their gratitude by performing for their hosts and their hosts’ guests. Audience member interaction will directly impact who proposes marriage to whom, whether the young lady of the house will audition for a life upon the wicked stage, or whose plum pudding recipe will be served to the guests!
A Victorian Holiday with Opera Memphis, a family friendly event, performs at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens December 14 and 15 from 7 – 10 PM. Tickets are $25, and Dixon Members receive a 20% discount. For more information and to reserve your tickets, visit www.operamemphis.org/Dixon or call 901.202.4533.