Siena Forest for Out of the Box Opera Mike Madison


The Amazing Adventures of Acis and Galatea, the Wonder Nymph

May 11
5 p.m. , 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
$50-$60; $75 VIP
Opera, Theater

Audiences are part of the action in Out of the Box Opera’s new production, The Amazing Adventures of Acis and Galatea, the Wonder Nymph. This immersive reconception of George Handel’s 1718 opera, Acis and Galatea, which in turn is based on Ovid’s Metamorphoses, takes place in four different locations in and around the Pillsbury Artist Lofts. Stops includes the hydro power tunnels underneath the building and the rooftop, which features view of Minneapolis’ skyline. The opera, directed by David Lefkowich with musical direction by Lara Bolton, draws on comic books for inspiration. There’s also a good dose of Greek mythology here, with cyclops battles, epic love, and vocal fireworks. Soprano Siena Forest stars in the production. You may remember her from Out of the Box’s Diva Cage Match, where singers squared off inside a boxing ring. She’s joined by tenor David Walton and Andrew Witzkowski as the cyclops. Five ensemble singers make up the Greek chorus. Find tickets at and more info at