Baseball Intermingles With Italian Opera At ONEOK Field


Friday, October 9th 2020, 8:56 am
By: Cal Day


The Tulsa Opera will take center stage at the Tulsa Driller’s ONEOK Field when they combine the performance of Rigoletto with a hint of baseball.

Organizers said this is the first grand opera of its kind happening in the United States since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The event moved to ONEOK Field after the Tulsa Performing Arts Center was unable to host.

Tulsa Opera Artistic Director Tobias Picker said the event will be filled with entertainment and emotion.

“I think the audience should be prepared,” said Picker. “It’s going to be really fun; it intermingles baseball and Italian opera.”

Morris Robinson eve made his first trip to Tulsa. He’ll be one of the cast members in the performance.

“It’s really wonderful that we’re trying to find a creative way to present live music to an audience,” said Robinson.

Subtitles will be available on the screens to follow along with the Italian music. There will be safety protocols in place, including mask requirements and spaced out seating.

The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

Tickets can be found on the Tulsa Opera website.