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Annual free night at AT&T Park showing “La Traviata”
By - posted 7/4/2014 No Comment

Going to see Verdi’s La Traviata at the War Memorial Opera House costs, oh, upwards of $200 for good seats. But, thanks to the Opera at the Ballpark program, you can watch a live simulcast of the very same opera on the giant HD screens in the ballpark from any seat at AT&T Park totally free.

The live simulcast will be transmitted from the War Memorial Opera House to AT&T Park’s 103-feet wide high definition video board.

2014 Opera at the Ballpark
Saturday, July 5, 2014 | 8 pm
AT&T Park, SF
FREE but RSVP for Tickets

The opera is about 3 hours an Caltrain will run a special post-event train on the night of the opera. The train will leave 25 minutes after the end of the simulcast, or when full.

Open Curtain Intermission:
Wondering what happens behind the curtain during intermission? At the live simulcast of “La Traviata,” the curtain will be up and the cameras on as Production Director Greg Weber narrates the live set changeover. Simulcast attendees are welcomed and encouraged to take photos and tweet questions to @sfopera using the hashtag #AskGreg.

About the Opera:
La Traviata tells the tragic tale of a conflicted courtesan who unexpectedly finds, and then selflessly gives up, the love of her all-too-short life.

Advance Registration:
For best seating, register for early entry. Beginning at 6:30 pm, registered fans can enter the park; you must bring your barcoded confirmation printout for early entry. Gates open for general entry at 7 pm.

Field Seating:
To sit on the field, we strongly suggest you enter the ballpark through the Port Walk Gate (located directly behind the right field gates). Arrive early; field seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Your whole party should be present at the time of entry, because once the Giants determine the field is full, the Port Walk Gate will be closed to further admittance. You may bring blankets (no lawn chairs) to sit on the field. Remember to bring your barcoded confirmation printout for early entry.