The laid-back ensemble, which doesn’t “adhere to the idea that classical events have to be expensive and stuffy,” she says, was all set to perform Mozart’s Così fan Tutte sitcom style, over three nights this weekend at the Mercury Cafe. But then one member had to bail out at the last minute, and because the show must go on, Haystead explains that the group will instead present Fighting Fire With Opera, a program of highly professional singing that will benefit wildfire relief efforts in Colorado. No opera glasses or airs required.
Catch Fighting Fire With Opera, which will include a sneak peek at the preempted show (the tongue-in-cheek Così: The Series has been rescheduled for October), at 7:30 p.m. tonight or tomorrow at the Merc, 2199 California Street; for information and tickets, $10, go to www.cabaret-otaku.com.
July 6-7, 7:30 p.m., 2012