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“So hokey.”
Review of Opera in Focus

Opera in Focus
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 31 March 2015

This is not opera by any stretch of the imagination. They play a record of opera music, and then puppets (admittedly very nice puppets) slide along slots from side to side and make random movements that have nothing to do with the music or the story of the opera. I don't know why anyone would go there a second time.

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Reviewed 15 September 2013

I had stumbled on the Opera in Focus when I was researching for information about things to see and do after relocating to Lake County. I am not a opera connoisseur but enjoy puppetry and decided to pay a visit. I enjoyed the time spent, and especially so because of the backstage tour at the end of the show. If you visit their YouTube channel you can find a lot of material on how these puppets came about. It is fun to have an opportunity to meet the crew after the show. I would encourage people who don't really like opera to go with an open mind and without any expectations. You will enjoy the experience as a whole. Bring your camera, the backstage is offers a lot of opportunities. Cash is better, as the card swiping (Visa/Mastercard) is manual. Call in earlier to make sure the show has not been cancelled. The Park District often takes up the parking spots, or there aren't enough reservations.

4  Thank Shoumo
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