Opera Workshop: Papagayo

Please join the Humboldt State University Department of Music, director Elisabeth Harrington, and the students of the Opera Workshop as they present a 30-minute opera specifically written for young children called Papagayo.  The opera is based on the 1987 children's book "Papagayo the Mischief Maker" by Gerald McDermont, and set to music by composer Edward Barnes.  There will be two performances on the HSU campus, on Friday, November 2 at 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 3 at 4:00 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall.  Children under 12 are admitted free with a paying adult!  You and your family are cordially invited to attend these performances.  Papagayo runs 30 minutes, and features 8 singers and one pianist.  Originally created as a puppet opera, the HSU singers will be on stage throughout the show and costumed as various animals, including a parrot (Papagayo), butterflies, an owl, a snake, a spider and a monkey.  The show is very funny, and has a good message about the power of teamwork, and of believing in oneself.  $10 General, $5 Senior/Child (or children under 12 FREE with one paying adult), FREE for HSU students with ID.