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Karina Brazas (right, Rosina in Opera For the Young’s The Barber of Seville) sings with members of the student chorus (from left) Jack Dalske, Macie Segebrecht, Garrett Spinks and Anthony Spataro, as the Prom Queen at the beginning of the opera. The show was held Friday, Feb. 7, at St. Croix Central Elementary. (Photo by Sarah Young)

Madison-based opera company brings music to kids

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Opera For the Young’s annual visit to St. Croix Central Elementary School is one of the highlights of the year for students, parents and teachers.


This year’s opera troupe performed The Barber of Seville, a love story set in 17th century Spain, at St. Croix Central Elementary Friday, Feb. 7. The opera, written by Giaochino Rossini, was adapted for OFTY by Diane Garton Edie.

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Sarah Young
Sarah Young was appointed the editor of the Pierce County Herald in February 2015. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, where she covered community events, spot news and education in Hammond, Roberts, Somerset and St. Croix County Circuit Court. Previously she free-lanced for the River Falls Journal, Hudson Star-Observer, RiverTown special publications and the Superior Catholic Herald. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. She lives in Prescott with her 2-year-old daughter Carolina.  
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