An afternoon of music, art and entertainment will be featured during the 4th annual Festival of Opera and Art at the Palm Desert Civic Center Park.
The event, which is free to the public, is being put on by OperaArts, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing quality music to the Coachella Valley. The festival is scheduled for Sunday, April 14.
Among the slated highlights of the festival is "Vive Verdi," which would feature the arias, duets and ensembles from the Italian composer's operatic works Aida, Macbeth, Rigoletto and Il Trovatore. The tribute is being organized in celebration of the Giuseppe Verdi's 200th birthday.
Anyone wanting more information about the event can go online to www.operaartspalmsprings.org or by calling (760) 323-8353.
Gale Enger will play from 12:30-1:50 for your listening pleasure.
Opera show begins at 2:00 p.m.
There will be a 20 minute intermission and the event will end at 4:30.
Featruing arias, duets and ensembles from Giuseppe Verdi's opera's, celebrating the composers 200th birthday (including Aida, Rigoletto, Macbeth, and ll Trovatore).
Many artists will be displaying their works and will engage in interactive art with those in attendance.
Many children's activities will be available.
There will be two vendors for food and non-alcoholic drinks.
This event is FREE to the public.
--City News Service