The award-winning documentary film by Anne O’Neal explores opera nights in Southern California restaurants, and it comes to KCET tonight, with a broadcast of Sing Your Own Song and the story of opera nights at venues like the beloved Café 322 (now sadly defunct). This tradition of hosting a sort of operatic “open mic” has recently waned in the local area, but for many years there were various venues that opened their arms wide to favorite arias, Broadway and more, sung by seasoned veterans, young upstarts and even amateur opera buffs. Here’s the trailer:
You can read more about the film, now available on DVD, on the creator’s website, in this article from Glendale News-Press, and be sure to follow @OperaDocFilm on Twitter.
But be sure to catch Sing Your Own Song on KOCE: In the Los Angeles area, it airs tonight at 9pm — check your cable listings or check out the online schedule on the local PBS website.
Congratulations to all who have worked so hard on this remarkable project!