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Opera at the Ballpark: “Carmen”

The annual, totally free, live simulcast draws 30k opera fans.
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Going to see Carmen 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 in AT&T Park totally free with 30,000 of your closest opera fan friends.

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

2016 Opera at the Ballpark
Saturday, July 2, 2016 | 7:30 pm
AT&T Park, SF
FREE, but an RSVP is required for Early Entry TicketsBeginning at 5:00pm, registered fans with printed confirmation may enter the park. Gates open for general entry (without printed confirmation) at 6pm.

About the Opera:
The ultimate femme fatale returns in a provocative staging by acclaimed director Calixto Bieito. His raw take on Carmen heightens the intense emotions pulsing through this tale of love, lust and murder. The result is a powerful account of a free-spirited woman and her obsessive lover. Visit sfopera.com for photos, audio and video clips, cast listing and a full synopsis.

Opera Length:
The simulcast will last approximately 2 hours, 45 minutes, including one intermission, during which you can stretch, roam the ballpark, chat with friends or fellow fans or enjoy ballpark hot dogs and garlic fries.

Field Seating:
Field seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis; guests must enter either through the Marina Gate or the 2nd and King Employee Entrances to receive a wristband to access field seating.