Illusionist introduces the magic of opera in Burbank

Kids and adults marvel at singing, sleight of hand at the Central Library.

tn-blr-illusionist-introduces-the-magic-of-ope-001The audience in the auditorium on the second floor of Burbank’s Central Library on Thursday evening suggested incantations.

An 8-year-old in front named Lauren, seated on the blue alphabet rug, suggested “abracadabra.” “Hocus-pocus,” proffered another grade-schooler. A woman toward the back proposed “presto.”

None was quite right, said Patrick Bell, billed as the world’s only opera-singing magician, but Lauren’s was close. Instead, the deft baritone would cast his spell using the phrase … [read on]

Opera-Kadabra at Beth Israel of San Diego 1/24/15

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. More details and RSVP to come.


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Opera Kadabra with Patrick Bell at Seal Beach Mary Wilson Library

img_27789645Enjoy the opera-singing magician! Prepare to laugh and marvel at his straight-jacket tricks with music like you’ve never heard before. This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Mary Wilson Library. Please visit for information on our children’s summer reading program and other summer events!

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Alta Dena Library Tuesday, May 20, 2014 @ 7:00 pm

gallery_opera-kadabraChildren and parents, join us for Opera-Kadabra! Opera and magic collide as “The World’s Only Opera-Singing Magician,” Patrick Bell synchronizes opera’s famous arias with hilarious and amazing magic acts. The whole family won’t want to miss out on this one-of-a-kind show!

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Opera-Kadabra at Inspiring Notes February 2, 2014

…you can get tickets for this one. Click through and call to reserve a seat!

Patrick Bell, the world’s only Opera-singing magician, will be performing Opera and Magic, singing the beautiful arias that you know and love, as well as performing stunning magic that illustrates the story of character, affect of the music, and the meaning of the text.

Following the show, enjoy a light supper and mix and mingle with old and new friends.

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Opera-Kadabra at SSJ’s “Summertime Livin'”

DSC3849_cropBring your family and friends as we begin our pre-celebration of SSJ’s 100th anniversary! In 1912, top choices for entertainment were Opera, silent movies, and magic shows. Rock music didn’t exist; neither did televisions, IPods, MP3 players, DVDs, or video games. Star performers of the era were Enrico Caruso and Pasquale Amato (opera singers) and Harry Houdini (magician). Today, we have Opera-Kadabra a unique blending of Opera and Magic!

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