Victorian Flatbush Opera Soirees

Pinkies up! An intimate live opera series held in salons of historic Victorian homes lets you party like it's 1899.

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Ever dreamed of living in the last century, when the culturally inclined would congregate in richly-appointed salons, sipping sherry and listening to some soprano or tenor singing arias a few feet away, by the piano?

That's pretty much exactly what'll go down at the Elixer 2009 Soiree Season: Opera With A Twist, a roving series of private concerts alighting in a handful of notable Victorian homes in Brooklyn's Ditmas Park neighborhood. Your $45 ticket (or $160 for a four-performance "season pass") includes wine and hors d'oeuvres, the privilege of peeking at architecture featured in the Times and New York Magazine, and the goosebump-inducing experience of hearing opera sung in a very, very intimate setting. (Plus, each soiree will benefit a different charity, like Music That Heals or Project Main Street.) First up, May 31st's performance will highlight Opera at the Oscars -- for more information on that event and to find out how to purchase tickets, head to the Ditmas Park Blog.

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