Opera Saratoga to Offer Free Dress Rehearsal Tickets for ‘Man of La Mancha’

By David Salazar
(Credit: Daniel Welch)

Opera Saratoga has announced that it will be issuing free dress rehearsal tickets to healthcare and frontline workers for its upcoming production of “Man of La Mancha.” The dress rehearsal is slated for July 7.

Tickets are on a first-come-first-served basis and must be reserved by Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at noon.

“The team at Saratoga Hospital has made it possible for us to return to the stage this summer by partnering with us to provide regular testing to all of our artists and production personnel,” said Lawrence Edelson, Opera Saratoga’s Artistic and General Director,  in a press release. “As we prepare to take the stage again for the first time since the onset of the pandemic, we wanted to show our appreciation to all of the health care workers who have sacrificed so much to ensure our safety over the past 18 months, and who have helped facilitate our return to the stage. It is our deepest pleasure to be able to invite health care heroes from across the region to join us for the final dress rehearsal of ‘Man of La Mancha’ – a musical that celebrates optimism and looks forward to what is possible in the face of life’s greatest challenges. I am deeply grateful to our season sponsors, Adirondack Trust and Stewart’s Shops / The Dake Family Foundation, for making this open dress rehearsal for health care and front-line workers possible.”

“Man of La Mancha” will be headlined by Zachary James as well as Kelly Glyptis. Edelson directs the production, which will be conducted by Laura Bergquist.