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Get To Know The Zarzuela Project

Andrea Sohn and her three children Nicolas (14), Julien (10) and Shela (8) dressed up for Zarzuela

Andrea Sohn and her three children Nicolas (14), Julien (10) and Shela (8) dressed up for Zarzuela

In partnership with The Mariachi Conservatory, LA Opera invites people from around LA County (with a concentrated focus on East LA) to explore opera. The Zarzuela Project is a key component of this. Led by a team of LA Opera teaching artists, including Melodee Fernandez, Abdiel Gonzalez and Vivian Liu, The Zarzuela Project accepts all ages and weekly rehearsals are held at Salesian High School in East LA. Fernandez’s students rehearse various Zarzuelas and perform them at partner venues around the community. It is a project that is very dear to LA Opera General Director Plácido Domingo, whose parents were both Zarzuela singers.

One of the members of The Zarzuela Project is Andrea Sohn.

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