Saturday, May 4, 2013 2:00 pm
Opera and magic collide with spectacular results in this one-of-a-kind show as classic opera arias are artfully ornamented with visual magic. Baritone PATRICK BELL sings the beautiful arias that you all know and love – or will soon fall in love with -- and performs stunning magic that illustrates the character, affect of the music, and meaning of the text, in an entertaining and engaging art form. Each aria is introduced with a brief description of what is going on in the story, and the opera is sung live to a recorded orchestral track. Visual magic tricks are the vehicle that helps tell the stories.
Patrick Bell launched his career as a professional magician at the age of thirteen in Healdsburg, California. He earned both Bachelors of Music and Masters of Music degrees in Vocal Performance at UCLA, and has enjoyed several seasons with the Los Angeles Opera Chorus and the worldwide TV ministry Hour of Power Choir. He is currently the Parish Cantor at Sts. Simon & Jude Church in Huntington Beach, CA.
Patrick’s one-man show has delighted audiences through Southern California with magic and opera for all ages – children to seniors and everyone in between. Join us on Saturday, May 4th for an enchanting and captivating afternoon!