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Opera-Kadabra

Illusionist introduces the magic of opera in Burbank

The audience in the auditorium on the second floor of Burbank’s Central Library on Thursday evening suggested incantations.

An 8-year-old in front named Lauren, seated on the blue alphabet rug, suggested “abracadabra.” “Hocus-pocus,” proffered another grade-schooler. A woman toward the back proposed “presto.”

None was quite right, said Patrick Bell, billed as the world’s only opera-singing magician, but Lauren’s was close. Instead, the deft baritone would cast his spell using the phrase “opera-kadabra,” also the title of his show. (Read more…)

By Patrick Bell

"The World's Only Opera-Singing Magician"

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