Festival of Opera and Art
Sunday, April 11th
at the Civic Center Park
73-510 Fred Waring Drive
Palm Desert, CA
from 10:00am – 5:00pm

“This event is FREE to the public and features Gypsies and princesses, toreadors and troubadors, ladies of the night and the girl next door—come and meet an international cast of characters from the worlds of opera, operetta and musical theater!

The Festival of Opera and Art celebrates its inaugural concert with an afternoon of arias and ensembles from La Bohème, Carmen, La Traviata, Il Trovatore, Pagliacci, The Merry Widow, South Pacific, La Forza del Destino and more!

Maestro Gualtiero Negrini conducts the Opera Arts Festival Orchestra, with featuring sopranos Shana Blake Hill and Rachel Eskenazi-Gold, mezzo-soprano Cynthia Jansen, tenor Christopher Campbell and baritone Roberto Perlas Gomez.

A variety of art experiences and interactive art will delight all. There will be food and non-alcoholic beverages for sale, with face-painting and other activities for the children. Gale Enger will display his piano artistry for the warm-up show.” – www.operaarts.org

There will be children’s activities including face painting and an opportunity to create hands-on art out of recycled materials provided by S.C.R.A.P. Gallery. Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for sale.

For more information: (760) 323-8353 or visit www.operaarts.org

and on the other side of the valley, the Palm Springs Art Museum presents more theatrical arts…

OnStage Musicals: Swing, Swang, Swung!
Sunday, April 11th
beginning at 2:00pm
at the Palm Springs Art Museum

“The crazy title says it all. The Big Band All Stars are going to take off on the great band of Benny Goodman with several big clarinet numbers, Artie Shaw’s Begin the Beguine and Woody Herman’s Woodchoppers Ball. Joining the band is Palm Springs favorite Mara Getz and Rocky Blumhagen who is really in tune with the swinging big band style.

Tickets: Adults $36, Seniors $34, Groups of 20 or more $30

Click here to purchase or call the Box Office at 760.325.4490″ –www.psmuseum.org