Florida Grand Opera hosts "Family Day" on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 12pm
At Lauderhill Performing Arts Center.
January 12, 2017
Florida Grand Opera (FGO) and Lauderhill Performing Arts Center will be collaborating to present a special Florida Grand Opera Family Day on Saturday, January 14, 2017. This day of opera-related activities seeks to encourage inclusion in the arts, allowing newcomers and opera aficionados to discover that "Opera is for You." This event is made possible by a generous grant for PNC Bank's Arts Alive Initiative, which seeks to enrich lives and build a stronger community in Broward County.
"We are honored to be one of the recipients of the PNC Arts Alive grant this year," says FGO's Director of Education and Community Engagement, Rebekah Diaz-Fandrei. "This grant gives us the opportunity to collaborate with great new venues like Lauderhill Performing Arts Center and to expand our Family Day program to Broward County."
Children of all ages can explore the world of opera through hands-on activities, interactive experiences, and the thrill of live theater. Activities will engage children in aspects of the creative fields that go into bringing an opera to life to spark each child's interest in this grand art form. Children can:
Learn how to create their own on-stage looks through stage makeup lessons
Snap selfies with props and costume pieces at Florida Grand Opera's "selfie station
Sing along to kiddie classics with professional vocal guidance
Discover how special effects are created and design stage props
Experience a special DISNEY collaborative performance, featuring a beautiful animation created by Disney Imagineers, accompanied by a live singer in support of early childhood literacy
The day will conclude with members of Florida Grand Opera's Young Artist Program putting all of these elements together in a performance of Carmencita – a 45-minute, condensed, English-language version of Georges Bizet's famous opera, Carmen. Children who stay until the end of the performance will be given a free gift courtesy of Florida Grand Opera's Department of Education and Community Engagement.
FGO will host another Family Day event on Sunday, February 12, 2017 in Miami's Design District. A separate press release will be distributed closer to the event date.