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Press Release: Opera Camp tickets now available

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Tickets Now Available for LA Opera's 2015 Opera Camp 

(Los Angeles) July 14, 2015 — LA Opera will present Then I Stood Up: A Civil Rights Cycle,  to be performed by children participating in Opera Camp, an intensive two-week educational summer program. There will be three free performances, taking place on Saturday, August 8, at noon and at 2:30pm, and on Sunday, August 9, at 2:30pm. Performances will take place at the historic Barnsdall Gallery Theatre, located at 4800 Hollywood Boulevard, atop Olive Hill in Hollywood in the Barnsdall Art Park complex.

Every summer, LA Opera offers an in-depth Opera Camp for ages 9-17 that culminates in the public performance by the participants of an opera exploring issues of social justice and civil rights. This unique and intensive experience challenges and guides each student in developing their technical skill and artistry. The program connects the past to today, challenging the students to explore each story's historical significance and modern relevance as part of their own artistic preparation for the performance.

This special production will weave together suites of music from three previous Opera Camp productions: Hans Krása’s World War II era Brundibár, which was performed by children imprisoned in the Terezín concentration camp; the original work Friedl, about a woman who secretly taught art to the children of Terezín; and the original work The White Bird of Poston, set during World War II in an Japanese internment camp in Arizona. It will also include music and scenes from LA Opera’s most recently commissioned youth opera, Then I Stood Up, reflecting on the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which will premiere next summer.

Tickets are free, and advance tickets are required for admission. There is a $1 handling fee per order and a four-ticket limit per household, subject to availability. For tickets and additional information, please visit LAOpera.org/Community/Opera-Camp.

LA Opera is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the greater Los Angeles community.
Yamaha is the Official Piano of LA Opera.

LA Opera Media Contacts:
Fran Rizzi, Director of Public Relations
frizzi@laopera.org | 213.972.7554


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