Opera Helps Visually Impaired Kids Find Their Voice

Opera Helps Visually Impaired Kids Find Their Voice

Posted on May.15, 2009, by , under Inspirational Stories

As little Tatyana Larbi, aka Little Miss Muffett, sings about selling her cotton and twigs to the “sister pigs,” you can tell the young girl is enjoying her moment in the limelight, even if she can’t see the audience’s response.

The set and costumes are pretty basic. Most were made by parents and volunteers. But that doesn’t matter to the beaming mothers, fathers and grandparents in the audience. The fact that these 10 children are performing this day is enough for them.

All of the actors in the Pumpkin Pickle Pop Cookies Opera are visually impaired 4- and 5-year-olds. Two are blind, and the others have varying degrees of sight. All are students in Atlanta’s Center for the Visually Impaired BEGIN program.

But today is their last day here…

Source for complete article: http://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/05/14/visually.impaired.opera/index.html