In a brisk paced, entertaining and interactive 40 minute format, Don't be Afraid! gives students and adults alike, a first glimpse into the world of opera. Students learn and experience first hand the feels and sounds of this majestic art form and even 'learn-by-doing' the whys and hows of opera performance. The audience is an integral part of the performance. From using their imaginations to singing like opera singers, to performing onstage with Suzanna, Don't Be Afraid! It's just Opera, offers a unique experiential learning opportunity. Using excerpts from the most popular operas "Carmen", "Barber of Seville", "Madame Butterfly", Suzanna removes the stigma and reveals the magic!
A working piano and a small theatre, cafetorium or large classroom is all that one needs to present the show. Recommended for grades 1-6 Don't Be Afraid! It's just opera is an excellent way to celebrate music!
REVIEWS "I thought it was brilliant! I felt the Suzanna was able to connect with all the kids from grades 1-6 and keep them engaged for the full hour. It was a first introduction to Opera for most. She made it fun and accessible." Ms. Kamelia - Rosedale Elementary
"Suzanna is an important part of L.A. Opera's connection to the community!" Plácido Domingo
"I liked how she sang loud and soft and so high! It was really fun and I like the stories". Esperanza Grade 5 Farmdale Elementary School
"I thought we were going to get a really boring old lady who sang really loud. And we got a real COOL lady. Who screamed really loud. But it was cool screaming! Ricky- Grade 4 32nd Street Magnet School
To book Don't Be Afraid it's just Opera In Los Angeles County contact: Monk Turner, Manager, Music Center on Tour (213) 972-4310 or MTurner@musiccenter.org For show price and to book outside of Los Angeles County Contact Suzanna on the contact page or click HERE.