Music writer Tom Purdom published a review of Lyric Fest's annual children's program which featured mini-versions of three beloved operas - The Barber of Seville, The Magic Flute, and Hansel and Gretel. With some great thoughts on kids and classical music.
Purdom begins his article with these words:
Everyone who values the Classical music tradition agrees that we must cultivate audiences if the tradition is to survive. The Lyric Fest song series supports that noble cause with an annual children’s concert, which has become one of the gems of its schedule.
Read full review here: Opera for kids meets "Anxious Parent Syndrome"