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Irving Berlin
Making opera fun kid stuff at Arbutus Library

"Anything you can sing, I can sing lower," declared Grizzelino, a bear puppet before a crowd of 80 small children and their parents at the Arbutus Library last week. "I can sing anything lower than you," he sang in a deep baritone to the tune of Irving Berlin's "Anything You Can Do," from the 1946 Broadway musical, "Annie Get Your Gun." "No, you can't!" snapped his opera-singing companion, Grizzelina, in her clear soprano. "Yes, I can," he sang. An outreach program from the Lyric Opera Baltimore, "Opera Bears" sought to educate youngsters about opera June 7 in a large meeting room at the library, 855...