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Blog entries posted during April 2012

Stories + Music = Opera! ‘Opera Tales’ goes on tour in May!

There’s nothing like a good story, and luckily, the best operas always begin with a good story. Where, you might ask, would you find a good story from a good opera? Why, your local County Library!


LA Opera’s Opera Tales program celebrates the power of story and the joy of music.  Each spring, a squad of “opera pals” travel to eleven County of Los Angeles Public Libraries to bring a fun, high energy show for free family performances.


This year’s show, Verdi Opera Tales features four professional opera singers as the “opera pals” who perform musical moments from such Verdi opera stories as Falstaff, Simon Boccanegra, Rigoletto, La Traviata, Il Trovatore, and La Forza del Destino in celebration of the composer’s 200th birthday. Our tour begins on Tuesday, May 15, and continues through Wednesday, May 30.

Check it out! Click here for the full schedule.

View the Verdi Opera Tales Map in full screen.

The Opera Tales partnership between LA Opera and the County of Los Angeles Public Library was established by Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe, Fourth District. Generous funding for the 2012 Opera Tales program is provided by Supervisor Don Knabe and the Flora L. Thornton Foundation.