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…)