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.
Enjoy 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 ocpl.org for information on our children’s summer reading program and other summer events!
Children 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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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.
Bring 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!
In this post I would like to make you acquainted with Patrick Bell, who, as he says, is the only opera-singing magician over the world. The demo videos offered in Patrick’s website show how this must be understood: the artist presents tricks and sings as an accompaniment or the opposite if would you like so. Probably there are connections between the tricks and the pieces sung as a background.