The Opera Orchestra of the Miami Music festival will be performing two operas this afternoon, Sunday, July 3 at 2 p.m. in Broad Auditorium at Barry University. There will be an instrument petting zoo beginning one hour before the show. At intermission, guests will have the opportunity to take pictures with the cast!
L'ENFANT et les SORTILÈGES
(The child and the magic spells)
This whimsical French one-act translating to “The child and the magic spells” is the first of MMF’s popular Family Opera series. In a world where furniture, fire and animals come to life, Ravel’s dreamy lyric score spins a modern fable with an ageless message. Staged as a double-bill performance with Puccini’s one-act Gianni Schicchi, families are invited to participate in free supplementary activities for children outlined below! Allow your children to experience opera and live theater in a family-friendly setting.
When an old curmudgeon dies, who inherits his fortune? In the aftermath of a wealthy man’s passing, Puccini’s one-act spins the uproarious tale of scheming relatives and one crafty neighbor, Gianni Schicchi. Based on a brief reference in Dante’s Inferno, this comic opera showcases a wonderfully verismo ensemble cast singing Puccini’s score full of humorous musical devices and features one of the most memorable arias in the operatic canon, “O mio babbino caro.”
Staged as a double-bill performance with Ravel’s one-act L'enfant et les sortilèges, families are invited to participate in free supplementary activities for children outlined below! Allow your children to experience opera and live theater in a family-friendly setting.