St. Patrick’s Day in Jim Thorpe isn’t just about the parade (held the weekend before). Far from it!
On Sunday, March 17 at 5 PM, the Manhattan Lyric Opera presents a St. Patrick’s Day program of familiar Irish songs and Broadway classics at the Mauch Chunk Opera House.
When the Opera House was built in 1881, performers couldn’t lean on microphones to project their voices – they had to do it themselves. So the typical singer of the day was trained operatically, in the skills used to project so that everyone in a venue could hear.
In that spirit, while this performance is certainly about an amazingly talented operatic singer, Anne Tormela, and also baritone Nat Chandler and pianist Renee Guererro, it is also about beautiful music being performed as it was meant to be.
For a fascinating interview with Anne Tormela, founder and artistic director of MLO, click here.
To learn more about the show, and to buy tickets, click here, or call 570-325-0249.
Tickets only $20 for adults, $15 seniors, and $10 children under 12. Doors 4 PM, show at 5 PM.
There will be a complementary shuttle from the downtown train station to the venue, before and after the show. If you’d like to reserve in advance, call (484) 226-0007.