RAY CHAVEZ/staff photos

Island City Opera held its first Opera in the Park concert Saturday at Franklin Park, attracting an appreciative crowd that enjoyed the performances. Above, soprano Eileen Meredith, left, and mezzo-soprano Buffy Baggott sing "We Are Women" from the operetta "Candide" by Leonard Bernstein. Right, the crowd applauds the concert Saturday by opera singers Meredith, Baggott, Julia Nielsen, Debra Niles, Ellen St. Thomas, Raymond Chavez, Sigmund Seigel and Paul Cheak with James Meredith at the piano.


Opera lovers applaud the performance by opera singers Eileen Meredith, Buffy Baggott, Julia Nielsen, Debra Niles, Ellen St. Thomas, Raymond Chavez, Sigmund
Opera lovers applaud the performance by opera singers Eileen Meredith, Buffy Baggott, Julia Nielsen, Debra Niles, Ellen St. Thomas, Raymond Chavez, Sigmund Seigel and Paul Cheak with James Meredith at the piano during the Island City Opera concert at Franklin Park in Alameda, Calif., on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)


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