Sunday, May 30, 2010

An Evening at the Opera

One of the great things about Ginger's 3rd grade teacher this year is that she's affiliated with our state's youth opera program. As a result, every year her class writes and performs an opera. Perfect for Ginger the music lover.

The kids wrote the entire opera and made the scenery, with just a bit of assistance from some specialists. The title of the opera was "The Video Game"-- it was about some kids who are playing a video game too much and get sucked into the game. They manage to escape in the end, but come to the conclusion that playing video games too much isn't a good idea. Ginger was one of the narrators. 

I hate to say that I didn't get any pictures of the entire stage of performers and set-- I got stuck up front with only my telephoto lens. But, here's what I managed to capture.

I have to admit, I teared up a little. It was just so much better than I expected. Seriously, it was great, and what a fabulous experience for Ginger to have! Way to go, Ginger!


carmar76 said...

That is so cool! I don't think I even knew what an opera was at that age. Kudos to that teacher!

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jaydubdub said...

That is SO cool!!! I think that is a super program--so amazing. What a cool thing to be involved in! And I would argue with "I didn't get any pictures." Those were great! That is so neat!