April 29, 2012 at 3 pm
The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill
May 1, 2012
GAMP (Girard Academic Music Program; performance for students only)
May 6 at 3 pm
Trinity Presbyterian Church, Cherry Hill, NJ (no ticket required; free-will offering at door)
In this lively introduction to opera for young audiences, Lyric Fest presents three semi-staged mini-versions of The Magic Flute, The Barber of Seville and Hansel and Gretel. Narrated by a puckish Imp and a lovable Fairy-God Mother. Q-and-A session immediately after the program. Approximate run time: 1 hour 30 minutes, including the Q-and-A session. There will be no intermission.
Artists: actor Jake Miller, singers Markus Beam, Jeffrey Halili, Abla Hamza, Maggie Moliterno, Daniel Pantano, Katherine Pracht, Sheryl Woods, Suzanne DuPlantis, Randi Marrazzo, with pianist Laura Ward.
And here is a taste of the Barber of Seville, courtesy of Bugs Bunny: