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Arias al fresco

| Opera in the Park has become an annual tradition for the bunch — What's not to like about a picnic under beautiful spring skies with a free concert? In fact, if you come early, you can actually enjoy the concert twice, once during rehearsal and again in full-dress.

Réal and Phil went to the park at the crack of stupid to stake out a prime spot. Bob and I moseyed on down at a more reasonable hour, but I at least brought coffee and pastry to warm the squatters. As usual, they had glommed onto a spot right alongside the tented reserved seating area. On the other side of the chain, $125 bought you a reserved plot for six people; on our side, for free. Priceless.

Also as usual, the park was simply packed with people, most of whom also brought picnics and adult beverages.

Opera in the Park showcases young singers just launching their careers. Here they all are for the finale, which this year was Galop Infernal (popularly known as the finale from Can-Can) from Offenbach's Orphée aux Enfers.

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(L-R:) Joshua Guerrero, Alexey Savapin, Melissa Batallés, Karen Vuong, Jacquelynne Fontaine, Ben Lowe, Adam Lau, Lauren Edwards
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Last updated on Jun 3, 2016

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