Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Brashear Kids Go to the Opera | Carmen

Brashear Kids recently attended Carmen the opera at the Benedum Center! It was a wonderful evening full of excitement and color on the stage. This was our largest group, with 31 attendees, to attend an opera with the Brashear Association through our partnership with Opera Connections.  We are pleased with the growing interest from our students concerning the arts.
More was shared about this partnership with Opera Connections here.

This opera fell on one of our New Artists students birthday, Issac! He attended the workshop with Marilyn Egan prior to the opera and his parents were unsure if he would attend since the performance fell on his birthday. When I called to get a ticket count for the opera, his father informed me that Issac had been anxiously looking forward to the opera for the last couple weeks and had chosen to go to the performance over having a birthday party with friends that evening.  He stated that Issac would point out the billboards anywhere they went.
I mentioned all this to Marilyn and she was so impressed that she put together a little goodie bag of items for him including a cupcake, a signed birthday card from the group and a signed poster!  Needless to say, this made his day.

We were given a backstage tour of the Benedum prior to the show which was very exciting and full of animated stories from our knowledgeable tour guides.

Thank You Marilyn Egan, of Opera Connections, for the tour, the opera and the kind birthday gifts!


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