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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Family Day at the Opera

So, do you all know about Family Day at the Opera coming up next Saturday Feb. 12th? I'm so excited!! After we saw my daughter's interest and fascination in the Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall on the Family Day at the Kimmel on New Year's Day, I know she will just LOVE THIS! Oh, and did we mention there will be face-painting???

On Saturday, February 12, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., the Opera Company of Philadelphia opens its doors to area families for the PNC Arts Alive Family Day at the Opera, a chance to journey behind the scenes of the Company’s upcoming production of Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet (February 11-20) and to learn about the magic of opera. From face-painting and stage combat demonstrations to a fashion show and a recital, this fun-filled day offers something for everyone.

Attendees will be permitted to tread the stage of Philadelphia’s historic opera house and explore Romeo’s set, visit the stars’ dressing rooms, sit in the orchestra pit, and participate in engaging interactive sessions in the Academy’s Rehearsal Hall and its stunning ballroom. By allowing young people an in-depth look into the world of opera, OCP hopes to provide a unique understanding of the art form and its creation, allowing hands-on participation in several genres that are integral to opera and opportunities to talk to the artists who create the performances.

Events are scheduled througout the day for specific age groups. Please register based on the schedule of events posted on the website; see event description for specific start times. Reservations to go into the Orchestra Pit or to take a private tour of the Acdemy of Music can be made at the registration table in the Academy lobby during the event. Registration is required, either online or in person at the event.

Don't forget to enter our Giveaway for two free tickets to The Apparent Trap if you haven't already entered! Contest ends 11:59pm Thursday Feb. 3rd!

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