LA Opera Comes to El Camino College for Youth Event
The Los Angeles Opera visited El Camino College on Jan. 30 to present a special performance for South Bay elementary school students in a packed Marsee Auditorium.
The LA Opera performed “The Magic Dream” on Jan. 30 for more than 1,800 youngsters – the largest group yet in the four years ECC has offered this production. Part of a partnership with El Camino College’s Center for the Arts, the free, interactive 45-minute program provided a fun and high-energy introduction to the world of opera.
The lighthearted show is a wildly imaginative and engaging celebration of Mozart’s opera “The Magic Flute.” In the story, young Pam grew up listening to “The Magic Flute” with her grandparents, but never understood what was happening in the story. Pam invites the audience to explore the opera in her creatively reimagined version in which she has cast her friends as the colorful characters of “The Magic Flute.” Together, the group of friends learns that music and imagination can take them anywhere.
Aimed at students in grades two through six, this creative youth event is part of an LA Opera outreach program designed to teach the basics of opera, music and performance. “The Magic Dream” was created by Lee Holdridge and Richard Sparks, and directed by Eli Villanueva.
The El Camino College Center for the Arts features a spring calendar full of exciting music presentations, theater productions, dance performances, art gallery exhibitions, film screenings and more as part of its 50th anniversary season. To view the full 2018-19 Season Brochure or to purchase tickets, view: http://www.elcamino.edu/centerforthearts/.
January 30, 2019