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    Laura Philipson, Keri Clavin and Grace Savage at Opera Carolina’s special Family Opera event at Charlotte Country Day School. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Event chair Ingrid Vandebosch Gordon with James Meena, Opera’s Carolina’s general director and principal conductor, at Opera Carolina’s special Family Opera event at Charlotte Country Day School. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Leah and Trey Moceri with James Meena, Opera’s Carolina’s general director and principal conductor, at Opera Carolina’s special Family Opera event at Charlotte Country Day School. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Corinne Liberatore at Opera Carolina’s special Family Opera event at Charlotte Country Day School. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Corinne and Ella Liberatore with Carmen and Olivia Desmond at Opera Carolina’s special Family Opera event at Charlotte Country Day School. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Event chair Ingrid Vandebosch Gordon with her husband, NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon, and their daughter, Ella, at Opera Carolina’s special Family Opera event at Charlotte Country Day School. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Tunisia and Simone Romain at Opera Carolina’s special Family Opera event at Charlotte Country Day School. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Katey, Mercier, Max and Macy Matthew at Opera Carolina’s special Family Opera event at Charlotte Country Day School. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Lakir, Byron and Camille Barr at Opera Carolina’s special Family Opera event at Charlotte Country Day School. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Annabella Buie, Jennifer Yates, Faith Autry, Jayden Yates and Sydney Matthews at Opera Carolina’s special Family Opera event at Charlotte Country Day School. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Camille Barr explores the set for Opera Carolina’s special Family Opera event at Charlotte Country Day School. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    A young fan gets an autograph from an Opera Express performer at Opera Carolina’s special Family Opera event at Charlotte Country Day School. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Victoria and Alaina Zabel at Opera Carolina’s special Family Opera event at Charlotte Country Day School. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Matt, Grey and Margaret Tugwell at Opera Carolina’s special Family Opera event at Charlotte Country Day School. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Atmosphere at Opera Carolina’s special Family Opera event at Charlotte Country Day School. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Cecelia and Annie Caldwell at Opera Carolina’s special Family Opera event at Charlotte Country Day School. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Young guests have fun at Opera Carolina’s special Family Opera event at Charlotte Country Day School. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Ann Young with Margaret and Hattie Young at Opera Carolina’s special Family Opera event at Charlotte Country Day School. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    The Jarrell family with Sanai and Chandler Bobbitt at Opera Carolina’s special Family Opera event at Charlotte Country Day School. The young guests were each given a treat to take home: strawberry Gummy pigs in boxes that looked like brick houses that were from Adria Roberson of Candy Girl Confections on Selwyn Avenue. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Michlene and Stephen Healy with their son, Cam, at Opera Carolina’s special Family Opera event at Charlotte Country Day School. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Haines Pruden Barksdale of For Goodness Cakes created the adorable pig and wolf cupcakes for the Huff & Puff Cupcake Reception following Opera Carolina’s special Family Opera event at Charlotte Country Day School. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Susan and Rowan McBarnett at Opera Carolina’s special Family Opera event at Charlotte Country Day School. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Rebecca and Ivy Brown at Opera Carolina’s special Family Opera event at Charlotte Country Day School. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    NASCAR driver Casey Mears and his son, Hayden, at Opera Carolina’s special Family Opera event at Charlotte Country Day School. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Ruby Jones and Debbie Berger at Opera Carolina’s special Family Opera event at Charlotte Country Day School. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Ruby Jones enjoys a balloon and a cupcake at Opera Carolina’s special Family Opera event at Charlotte Country Day School. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Allison Welch with Agnes and Clara Ragsdale at Opera Carolina’s special Family Opera event at Charlotte Country Day School. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Sarah and Nate Mabus at Opera Carolina’s special Family Opera event at Charlotte Country Day School. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    As guests arrived, the lobby was filled with colorful balloons and children of the volunteer committee handed out programs at Opera Carolina’s special Family Opera event at Charlotte Country Day School. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Haines Pruden Barksdale of For Goodness Cakes created the adorable pig and wolf cupcakes for the Huff & Puff Cupcake Reception following Opera Carolina’s special Family Opera event at Charlotte Country Day School. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Opera Express, Opera Carolina’s touring company that brings the magic of opera to school children, performs an operatic version of “The Three Little Pigs” set to music from Mozart’s operas during a special Family Opera performance at Charlotte Country Day School. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Opera Express, Opera Carolina’s touring company that brings the magic of opera to school children, performs an operatic version of “The Three Little Pigs” set to music from Mozart’s operas during a special Family Opera performance at Charlotte Country Day School. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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    Opera Express, Opera Carolina’s touring company that brings the magic of opera to school children, performs an operatic version of “The Three Little Pigs” set to music from Mozart’s operas during a special Family Opera performance at Charlotte Country Day School. (Photo by Daniel Coston - Special to the Observer)
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