Palm Beach Opera brings families together through storytelling

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LAKE WORTH BEACH, Fla. — A musical genre that originated in Italy in the late 16th century takes center stage for students to learn about the art form.

At the Palm Beach County Cultural Council in Lake Worth, a storytelling adventure is being held for children.

Kevin Eberle-Noel of the Palm Beach Opera is one of the storytellers.

“Our stories are in either English or Spanish which really helps overcome the language barrier and exposes the kids to these great stories,” Noel said, “and helps to start developing some of the musical foundation that they will either they will be or will be lifelong to enjoy.”

Families are transported to the pages of one of the opera’s famous tales.

Today he sings the Magic Love Potion.

These free events are held at the Palm Beach County Cultural Council on the first Saturday of the month.

“It’s really an art exhibition program,” said Ericka Squire, director of arts and culture education. “It’s meant to bring families together and give our cultural partners the opportunity to have a reach and network outside of perhaps their own.”

“It’s something that’s not as exposed as it was 30, 40, 50 years ago, especially school funding programs continue to see cards and we continue to see more emphasis on a really, really, really exceptional,” Noel said, “we want to support what our teachers are doing in the classroom We want to support our home lessons at your parents’ and teachers’ homes I really make opera accessible to children and in a fun way and engaging.

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