Austin Opera presents Vinkensport, or The Finch Opera

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Vinkensport, or The Finch Opera
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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

Event Details



Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In - East
2015 E M Franklin Ave.
Austin, TX 78723

Blue Starlite Drive-In
300 San Antonio St.
Austin, TX 78701


Ticket Info

Admission is free.