Supervisor Don Knabe today announced that the highly-acclaimed Opera Tales program will soon be returning to Fourth District County Libraries. Opera Tales is a LA Opera program that introduces children and families to the world of opera at local libraries. Supervisor Knabe established the partnership between the LA Opera and the County of Los Angeles Public Library, and provided funding to bring Opera Tales to libraries in the Fourth District.
This year, Opera Tales celebrates the 150th anniversary of Giacomo Puccini’s birth. The program highlights opera’s combination of story and music, and four singers from the LA Opera will sing various arias and act out key scenes from the stories. The stories to be read and performed are from the works of Puccini, including The Girl of the Golden West, Turandot and Gianni Schicchi.
County Libraries in the Fourth District that will host Opera Tales are:
– Diamond Bar Library – Monday, April 14 at 7:00 p.m.
– Hacienda Heights Library – Tuesday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m.
– Hermosa Beach Library – Friday, April 18 at 3:00 p.m.
– Lomita Library – Tuesday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m.
– Artesia Library – Thursday, April 24 at 3:00 p.m.
– La Mirada Library – Saturday, April 26 at 2:00 p.m.
For information on library locations or future programs, please call
(562) 940-8422, or visit the County Library Web site at