Michelle DeYoung Headlines Opera Colorado & Noble Riot’s ‘Arias in the Alley’

By Francisco Salazar

Opera Colorado and Noble Riot have announced “Arias in the Alley,” an afternoon of music, on Sunday, Sept. 27 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

The performance will mark the first showcase for the company since March 1, 2020. The concert will star Michelle DeYoung and pianist Jeremy Reger in a program of opera, cabaret, jazz, and more on Noble Riot’s patio.

The concert will have a full menu of food and drink available via tableside service throughout the event. Patrons will be required to wear facial coverings when not seated with their party and everyone will be at socially-distanced tables of two to four people.

All staff will be required to wear masks and undergo a temperature check prior to service, and all tables, glassware, and flatware will be deep-cleaned and disinfected prior to service and between customers. Artists will perform at a minimum of 25 feet away from patrons, per state guidelines.

In a press statement, Greg Carpenter, General & Artistic Director of Opera Colorado said, “We are thrilled to partner with Scott and Nicole Mattson and Troy Bowen at Noble Riot to create a unique, safe, al fresco opera experience. The great food and wine, coupled with the incomparable voice of Michelle DeYoung, will provide a live and lively experience to lift our spirits as we head into the fall.”