Photo: LittleglobeIf you take the Crosstown #5 bus in the Land of Enchantment known as Santa Fe, New Mexico, look forward to becoming a fan of the opera. Next fall a group of artists called Littleglobe will be aiming to hit the high and low notes about the diverse (and segregated) communities that hop these city buses by performing an ever-changing, interactive opera on actual bus lines.
Don’t just keep your eyes in the aisle, however, or you’ll miss the window dressing: Santa Fe citizens who live along the routes will also be appearing in costume as supporting roles to the rolling performers.
And no, this opera for the masses on transit will not be based upon “The Wheels on the Bus (Go Round and Round).” But if you can catch it (the bus and the show), such a moving performance is surely not to be missed.
While maybe a bit unexpected for the average bus commuter, this isn’t the most bizarre idea for an opera. After all, there’s one based on a powerpoint presentation.
(These innovative artists also have another musical production entitled “Coal.” A rock opera, perhaps?)
Like what you see? Sign up to receive The Grist List, our email roundup of weird, offbeat, and/or just plain funny green news, sent out every Friday.
Get Grist in your inbox