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Students free for South Florida October 5th Opera Event: Libertaria The Virtual Opera

World premier screening for the world's first original machinima opera by award-winning composer Sabrina Pena Young October 5th at 3PM at Calvary United Methodist Church in Lake Worth Florida. 

Students are free for this opera event! (Bring Student ID. Recommended Age 13+)
Regular tickets at $10. The event will start with a composer chat before the screening. 

Libertaria: The Virtual Opera is an exciting sci-fi opera about the young teen Libertaria who escapes from a Genetics Factory and teams up with her addict father Simeon to blow up the evil reverse-aging Collective in a post-USA dystopia. 

Libertaria is a 21st century opera for the Digital Age. It is an opera for the masses, combining the traditional opera style with contemporary technology in an exciting opera experience heavily influenced by technology, gaming, and machinima.
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October 5th Opera South Florida World Premier

Who: Classical Concerts at Calvary

What: World Premiere Screening of LIBERTARIA: THE VIRTUAL OPERA, by Sabrina Peña Young

Where: Calvary United Methodist Church, 301 1st Ave. South, Lake Worth
(Federal Hwy & 1st Ave. South, 1 blk. south of Lake Ave. in downtown Lake Worth)

When: 3:00 P.M., Saturday, October 5th

Cost: $10 Donation. FREE admission for students (w/ID).

Contact: Call the church office at 561-585-1786 or email

Classical Concerts at Calvary is pleased to present the World Premiere Screening of the very first totally animated opera created exclusively in cyberspace – Sabrina Peña Young’s LIBERTARIA: THE VIRTUAL OPERA, at 3:00 P.M. on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Calvary United Methodist Church in downtown Lake Worth. Prior to the screening (promptly at 3:00) Greg Stepanich, music critic, composer and founder of the Palm Beach ArtsPaper, will lead a discussion with Peña Young and select cast members about the opera and how it was created.

Admission is …

The Struggle, The Opera, The Composer

As a composer I always find it interesting that often I hear the lament that classical music is dead, that opera is dying, that Western music as a whole has fallen into disarray and disrepair. Yet, the reality is that while large musical organizations have suffered during the global economic collapse, millions of classical musicians have risen from the ashes to create new works with very little in the way of support. 

Crowdsourcing, crowdfunding, twitter, technology, coding, animation, video, viral video, tweet, blog, facebook, social media, digital, virtual, second life, CGI, 3D, avatar, machinima....these are all wonderful 21st century terms that a composer like Mozart or Mahler never conceived of yet these terms are integral to the future of classical music. 

Maybe I am someone that thrives "outside of the box". I admit I secretly wish that I could stay in the box and maybe make a living writing string quartets and piano solos. Som…

Getting ready for the Opera Premier

After two and a half years, the October 5th premier is coming up for Libertaria: The Virtual Opera. It will be an exciting event with a composer chat before the premier, refreshments, and of course, an exciting machinima opera like no other opera ever seen before!


The organizers of the event have given all students (with ID) free tickets to see Libertaria: The Virtual Opera. The film is recommended for students thirteen and up. So students and film clubs, bring your friends, bring your enemies, and bring your ears for a film experience like no other! 

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