TAMPA — A few hundred people gathered for Picnic in the Park with Opera Tampa in Curtis Hixon Park in Tampa on Sunday.
The event, presented by the Straz Center, was part of a celebration of National Opera Week. The free outdoor concert featured a variety of music from opera and Broadway performed by the Opera Tampa Singers.
"People can be at home watching football, but where are they?" said Judith Lisi, chief executive of the Straz Center. "Listening to opera right here. I'm so over the moon. I can't believe how many people came out. This is our 19th season and we just keep growing."