TASTE OF OPERA 2018-19

Taste of Opera is a fun, interactive, and delicious entrée into the world of opera great for those new to opera, as well as aficionados.


Beer and Baritones

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019; 6:30PM
ADDRESS: Mission Brewery, 1441 L St, San Diego, CA 92101
COST: $30 per person

Are you an opera lover or a complete newbie? Perhaps you are a craft beer aficionado or a novice to the flavors of the newest brew? Whatever your answer, we’ve got the perfect event to open your eyes and hone your taste buds! Join us as we train your ear and your palette to see the similarities in these two crafts, developing your own vocabulary to describe both beer and men’s opera voices - like heavy, velvety, golden, bright, chocolaty, spicy, or even a little nutty!

General Director of SDO David Bennett will take us through the main lower male voices in opera with performance “samples” from– San Diego Opera baritones and basses, while a Master Brewer from Mission Brewery take us through a “taste flight” of beers of different depth, taste and complexity. Add in a Taco Bar by Famosa tacos with carne asada, adobada, pollo asado, or vegetarian tacos with rice, beans, and all of the extras, a raffle to win opera tickets to Verdi’s Rigoletto, and some awesome opera swag, and you’ll be glad you came out to roll out the barrel!


Funding for this program has been provided, in part, by The County of San Diego Community Enhancement Program.