Opera at the German Society of Pennsylvania

From Anthony Waskie:

OPERAFEST INTERNATIONAL brings “Little Red Riding Hood” to
The German Society of Pennsylvania

A fun and funny program for kids and people
who are kids at heart!

Opening performance
7PM Friday, October 7, 2011
The German Society of Pennsylvania
611 Spring Garden St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

         The Ocean City Operafest International is an exchange program for young singers
from two countries who live and share a ten day bi-lingual musical experience
in Hachenburg, Germany and Ocean City, New Jersey. The young American
singers who went to the German Westerwald area in May of 2011 for the week
long workshop, now welcome their new German colleagues to Ocean City where
they  join additional cast members here.  The Philadelphia and South
Jersey areas are the location of many immigrants from the Westerwald area
in Western Germany.

         The opera, “Little Red Riding Hood” by Seymour Barab, stars
Kenneth Young, retired from the Metropolitan Opera Chorus, as the wolf,
and the role of Little Red is shared by Abby Murphy from Galloway, NJ and
Julia Koegler of Hachenburg.  Fox Vocal Arts of Ocean City, New Jersey and
producer of the exchange, welcomes New Jersey’s Paul Morris Dance
Explosion as a collaborator in the project.  Paul’s dancers join the
Operfest in these performances.  Presenting an opening musical
preview at each “Little Red Riding Hood” performance will be next year’s
Operafest student group with cowboy music of the old American west.  They
will travel to Germany in May of 2012.  Operafest is aimed at children and
their families, and attending adults always enjoy the events, as their
children in the audience are invited to participate onstage throughout the
performance.  *Performances are free, but there is limited space, so
reservations by email are requested.Info@germansociety.org

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