PRESS RELEASE – In partnership with the San Francisco Opera, the San Francisco Giants will host the popular Opera at the Ballpark – a FREE live simulcast of Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata – on Saturday, July 5 at 8:00 p.m. Baseball and opera fans will have a chance to experience this free event with seating both on the field and in the stands. The live simulcast will be transmitted from the War Memorial Opera House to AT&T Park’s 103-feet wide high definition video board. Register now for early entry and to ensure best seating at sfopera.com/simulcast.
Last week, San Francisco Giants shortstop, Brandon Crawford, and opera singer, Zanda Švēde, teamed up for a promotional photo shoot on the field and in the Giants’ dugout at AT&T Park. The photos highlight the impressive and long-standing partnership of two iconic San Francisco institutions – the San Francisco Giants and the San Francisco Opera.
The July 5 La Traviata simulcast marks the eighth free simulcast at AT&T Park and the 12th free simulcast presented by San Francisco Opera. Concert quality audio combined with AT&T Park’s HD video board creates an unmatched operatic experience for attendees. San Francisco Opera’s free, live simulcasts, part of General Director David Gockley‘s mission to bring opera into the community and to wider audiences, have drawn more than 196,500 people of all ages to AT&T Park since May 2006.
Only registered ticket holders will be allowed early entrance for best seating beginning at 6:30 p.m. Field seating is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. All others who have not pre- registered and do not have pre-printed tickets will be allowed to enter AT&T Park beginning at 7 p.m. AT&T Park concessions will be open for the simulcast, providing audiences the rare opportunity to pair hot dogs, peanuts and popcorn with world-class opera. For a complete list of AT&T Park rules and restrictions, please visit sfopera.com/simulcast.
Building momentum in the days leading up to the July 5 San Francisco Opera at the Ballpark, La Traviata stars and husband-and-wife couple Ailyn Pérez and Stephen Costello will sing the National Anthem at the July 2 San Francisco Giants vs. St. Louis Cardinals game at AT&T Park. The game begins at 7:15 p.m. and will be televised on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area and broadcast on KNBR 680 AM.