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It is summertime. Most symphony orchestras go on break until September or October. In St. Louis Opera Theatre of St.Louis and Union Opera Theatre are up and running.
St. Louis has not one but two opera companies: Opera Theatre St. Louis which runs in June and Union Opera Theatre which runs in August. Plus the Muny Opera which does not deal with opera but musicals I have attended productions of Opera Theatre St. Louis and the Muny.
Opera Theatre St. Louis is all in English. Union Avenue is in the original language but uses subtitles. American journalist H. L. Menken said that "Opera in English is like Baseball in Italian". sometimes Words can be lost in translation. In some languages there many not be an exact translation of one word. For example, in French they have two different words for the English work "know" and the word "you". And both can not be used interchangeably
Union Avenue uses the Union Avenue Christian Church for its productions and Opera Theatre St. Louis uses the Loreto Hilton which is on the campus of Webster University which is in Webster Groves Missouri a suburb of St. Louis. Webster University has good theatre and music departments.
Muny Operas is America's oldest and largest outdoor theatre company dating from 1918. Next year will mark its centennial year.
Union Avenue Christian church is part of the Christian Church Disciples of Christ. It is a historic structure over 100 years old