Austin Opera presents Vinkensport, or The Finch Opera
Vinkensport, or The Finch Opera, a chamber opera from composer David T. Little and librettist Royce Vavrek, is a hilarious sendup of the little-known Belgian sport of professional finch-calling. The birds’ names alone are worth the price of admission to this fun, occasionally poignant work, conducted by Austin Opera’s Sarah & Ernest Butler Principal Conductor & Artistic Advisor Timothy Myers, and directed by HGO Studio alumnus Ryan McKinny and E. Loren Meeker.
In addition to these drive-in screening, the opera is available through November 22 on-demand on Houston Grand Opera’s Marquee TV channel.
Schedule of events
- November 8: Downtown Blue Starlite Drive-In location, with a special guest appearance by Vinkensport‘s conductor Timothy Myers
- November 11: Mueller Blue Starlite Drive-In location