El Camino College Welcomes LA Opera for Youth Event
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El Camino College Welcomes LA Opera for Youth Event

Hundreds of South Bay elementary school students enjoyed free interactive performance

More than 1,300 South Bay elementary school students visited El Camino College recently to enjoy a special performance from the Los Angeles Opera.

The El Camino College Center for the Arts, in partnership with LA Opera, presented “Who Wants to be an Opera Singer?” The free, interactive 50-minute program provided a fun and interactive introduction to the world of opera. With each spin of a giant opera wheel, LA Opera singers joined in a spirited competition for the coveted Golden Throat Award and a brilliant career in opera by singing some of opera’s “greatest hits” and sharing a bit about the operas from which they came. Workshops designed to prepare students for the opera experience were also included.

Aimed at students in grades three through six, this creative youth outreach event is part of an LA Opera program designed to teach the basics of opera, music and performance in a child-friendly “game show” format. The program included music from Bizet’s “Carmen,” Verdi’s “La Traviata and Rigoletto,” Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville” and Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly.” Students also learned the origins of opera, opera terminology and opera etiquette.

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! For more information or to purchase tickets, view: http://www.elcamino.edu/centerforthearts/.

February 12, 2018