Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Sing Your Own Song: An Opera Love Story

he documentary Sing Your Own Song: an Opera Love Story, shows how a multi-generational group of Southern California opera singers – some of whom have performed together every Sunday night for fifty years – must find a way to keep their tradition alive when their performance venue is forced to close.  Audience members as well as performers relate how they first came to appreciate opera and how this group of strangers, people from all walks of life and of different generations, became a second family bonded together by their love of opera.

The film demonstrates how a passion for music can enrich our lives. One doesn't need to be an opera lover to be swept away by this passion and the commitment these singers bring to their art.  Anyone who has followed a dream and worked hard to make it come true will recognize a part of themselves in this story.

Producer/Director Anne Davis O'Neal is an award-winning theatre director.  SingYour Own Song: an Opera Love Story is her first documentary and she was virtually a "one person band," not only producing and directing, but also shooting and editing the movie.  Anne gained her technical background working in television production at Disney.  She has created promotional videos for nonprofit arts organizations, educational programs and live theatrical productions.   She has also filmed and edited short videos for fundraising campaigns on various crowdfunding platforms.

This very special evening will include the producer/director and some of the singers from the film to talk about the film and answer questions.  Join us Thursday, November 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the Library's Barth Community Room.  Light refreshments will be served.

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