Opera and Children Get Together at Area Libraries

Supervisor Don Knabe today announced that Opera Tales will be coming to Fourth District County Libraries. Opera Tales is a new LA Opera program that introduces children and families to the world of opera. Supervisor Knabe established a partnership between the LA Opera and the County of Los Angeles Public Library, and provided funding to bring Opera Tales to the area.

Actress Doris Roberts will take on the role of storyteller, reading the dramatic opera stories. Four singers from the LA Opera will join them, singing various arias and acting out scenes from the stories. The 45-minute program not only showcases the key elements of opera, it also celebrates the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth. The program’s stories and music are from the works of Mozart.

County libraries in the area that will host the Opera Tales program are:

Manhattan Beach Library May 22 4:00 p.m.

Norwalk Library May 23 4:00 p.m.

Diamond Bar Library May 25 7:00 p.m.

Lomita Library May 27 2:00 p.m.

Angelo M. Iacoboni Library (Lakewood) To Be Announced

Hacienda Heights Library To Be Announced

For information on library locations or future programs, please call (562) 940-8422, or visit the County Library Web site at