(NOTE: Opera-Kadabra is currently touring the United States. Click on the “Tour” page for locations and dates.)
“Hello, my name is Patrick Bell, and I’m the WORLD’S ONLY OPERA-SINGING MAGICIAN!”
“Opera and Magic collide with spectacular results in this one-of-a-kind show as classical opera arias are artfully ornamented with visual magic. Baritone Patrick Bell sings the beautiful arias that you already know and love, or will soon fall in love with, and performs stunning magic that illustrates the story of the character, affect of the music, and meaning of the text…”
I’ve figured out what I really love about Opera-Kadabra: It’s the look on an audience member’s face when they finally “get it,” that opera really is a fun, entertaining, and engaging art form.
“Opera was created as a revolutionary way of telling a story — as innovative and mind-blowing as the movies we see today.
Imagine being an audience member over a hundred years ago — before CD’s and DVD’s — the first time a tenor belted out a full-voice high C. Imagine seeing Mozart himself conducting Le Nozze di Figaro, subtly mocking the upper class with his masterpiece. Imagine …”
… And now, opera is relegated to stuffy opera houses …
BUT NO MORE!!
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