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Drum Theatre introduces children to the magic of opera

09 June 2013

Children will have the opportunity to get a taste of the wonderful world of opera when an exciting production of The Barber of Seville comes to the Drum Theatre on 5 July.

Oz Opera, the touring arm of Opera Australia has devised this specially adapted 60 minute version of the famous opera especially for children aged 4–12 years old. The show has toured to over 500,000 children in primary schools across Australia, and now will be playing for one special show for school holiday audiences.

With its madcap antics of secret letters, cunning disguises and all sorts of confusion, Rossini’s wonderfully entertaining The Barber of Seville is a perfect introduction to opera for young audiences.

The story centres upon a serious case of love at first sight, which presents itself as a big problem for Count Almaviva. Enter the resourceful barber named Figaro, who cleverly solves everyone’s problems – for a price.

Drum Theatre presents quality shows for children and families in the April, June and September school holidays each year. In addition Drum Theatre provide free kids arts activities for audiences in the hour prior and after the school holiday show performances.

The Drum Theatre is located on the Corner of Lonsdale and Walker Street in Dandenong, and free parking is available for all people that purchase tickets for school holiday shows.

See The Barber of Seville at 11am on Friday 5 July. The show will run for 60 minutes with no interval.

Tickets cost: Adults $16, Drum Member $13.50, and Families of Groups of four $55.

Purchase tickets from the Drum Theatre Box Office on 8571 1666 or visit

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