Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Free Family Friendly Opera Performace At the Community Center on Saturday

Watershed Opera, a new local company started by Jordan Wentworth and her husband, is excited about performing at our Community Center on Saturday at 3pm for a Family Friendly Holiday Opera.

Jordan and her husband just moved to Seattle from New York City and told us they stumbled upon the Laurelhurst Community Center on a recent neighborhood walk and told us they thought it would make a lovely recital venue..
They said, "We have a shoe-string budget, a wealth of imagination, and are determined to bring great opera to the community."

Saturday's performace will include short scenes from Carmen, Rigoletto, Barber of Seville and the Marriage of Figaro which will be presented using storytelling humor and opera to engage the audience.

"The way our recitals are set up is so much fun. We explain each scene, and encourage audience participation," Jordan told us.

There will also be a sing-a-long in which Adrian Oh, a baritone, who also sings with the Seattle Opera Guild, will teach the audience the Toreador (bull fighter) Song from Carmen  as well as sing some Christmas and Chanukah Songs.

Jordan said they welcome families, opera aficionados, and those who are completely new to opera.

"This will be a fun, energetic show. The intense opera scenes are mixed with light hearted scenes to give younger audiences a taste of the range of operatic themes," Jordan said.

The free performance is approximately 45 minutes long including 15 to 20 minutes of sing a long..


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