It’s a strange subject for an opera, don’t you think? Baseball? Really?
Well, it is and it isn’t. Operas are about every subject imaginable and some can be way out there.
I have always been a fan of baseball. I left a couple of shoe boxes full of baseball cards at home when I left for college like some of you did. For the life of me I could not find them anywhere when I remembered them after 25 years. That may have been a couple hundred thou down the drain but then who really knows.
Anyway, I remember the story of Shoeless Joe Jackson from growing up and being fascinated by the intrigue of it, intrigue renewed in 1989 by the movie Field of Dreams, and now again, 30 years later by The Minnesota Opera. This weekend we can go and have Shoeless Joe right on stage again, not in Chicago but in St Paul, just like in 1919 (the year my Mom was born and my Dad was 2-years-old).
If you take a look at our News Page you can get all the information you need about experiencing this newly commissioned opera on a unique subject for an opera to be about.
Hope to see you there.
Bye for now!