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Local elementary students embrace opera

November 12, 2009 12:02:10 AM PST
The music of Mozart filled the air at an elementary school in San Fernando Thursday.Members of the Los Angeles Opera Company joined fifth grade students at San Fernando Elementary School for a performance of "The Marriage of Figaro."

The grand performance was the culmination of five weeks of practice and rehearsal.

The L.A. Opera's In-School Opera Program brings Company artists into area schools to work with students from elementary grades through high school. The program is considered a national model.