Opera debut is a family a’air

FATHER FIGURE—Chuck Lewis painted this portrait of “El Canguro,” the opera’s problematic father character. Cynthia Ferrell, the opera’s author, is Lewis’ daughter.
Playwright and librettist Cynthia Lewis Ferrell of Oak Park will soon see her latest work come to life.
On Sat., Sept. 10, the California International Theatre Festival will premiere Ferrell’s opera “El Canguro” at the KUSC AT&T Center Theater in downtown Los Angeles.
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