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El Paso Opera Launches its 19th Season with Opera for All!

The El Paso Opera announced the launch of its 19 season with the triumphant return of “Opera For All – Opera Para Todos,” on September 7 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Abraham Chavez Theater.

For its fourth year, the event will provide a unique and inclusive platform for borderland residents to experience stellar performances lead by internationally acclaimed vocalists, who will interpret famous arias from the most celebrated operas.

“As the Artistic and General Director for the El Paso Opera, I wanted to bring the best in opera to El Paso and invite everyone in El Paso and the region to a world class performance,” said David Grabarkewitz, Artistic and General Director of the El Paso Opera.  “By brining friends from the Metropolitan Opera here for an exciting concert and only charging a minimal general admission for our tickets, we dispelled myths about opera and demonstrated that opera is accessible, Opera is For All – La Opera es Para Todos.”

Among the delights planned for the musical evening are the all-star performances by the 2012  Richard Tucker Career Grant awardee and young opera trailblazer Nicholas Pallesen; nationally acclaimed mezzo soprano Vanessa Cariddi and leading soprano for the NYC Opera and renowned Prima Donna Laura Flanigan.

In collaboration with the Texas Women for the Arts, the El Paso Opera will treat borderland children to the annual concert of the El Paso Opera.  With the purchase of every adult ticket a child 16 and under will obtain complementary entrance to the premier musical evening.

“We are very fortunate to have the gracious sponsorship from the Texas Women for the Arts, which will allow our local children to experience some of the best singers in opera for free,” added Grabarkewitz.

The fourth annual “Opera For All – Opera Para Todos” will take place on Friday, September 7 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Abraham Chavez Theatre.  Ticket prices for adults 17 and over are $25.00.  For every adult ticket a child age 16 and under will enjoy the world class performance for free.  For additional information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.epopera.org or call 915.581.5534. Tickets are available at any ticket master outlet.

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