San Diego Trolley Downtown
A Blue Line trolley departing from America Plaza. Photo by Megan Wood/inewsource

The San Diego Opera is reaching out to the public with free performances in September and October on all three of the city’s trolley lines.

Opera on Track” will offer a series of 30-minute, abbreviated performances from “La Cenerentola (Cinderella)” at or near eight Metropolitan Transit System trolley stations.

Rossini’s 1817 opera will then open the opera’s 2016-17 season for regular patrons at the Civic Theater in late October.

“One of the most exciting things about the opera now is our effort to take opera out of a grand theater and perform it in unusual venues, outdoors, even on the street! The arts belong everywhere and to everyone,” said Nicolas Reveles, the opera’s director of outreach and community engagement.

The trolley performances will target senior citizens who no longer attend the opera because of transportation challenges as well as families who live along the trolley lines.

The project is funded by OPERA America and supported by Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation to attract new audience members.

More information about the Opera on Track performances is available online.

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.