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By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 at 12:49 pm in Family Entertainment, Technology & Video Games.

Secret Builders
Care to chat with Wolfgang? The San Francisco Opera has teamed up with, a virtual world for kids with a focus on the creative arts, and the result is pretty cool: a meet-and-greet with a virtual Mozart , audio and video clips from the opera, “The Magic Flute,” and an “Art for Mozart” contest where kids can design their own Papageno posters. And your kids may not care about this part, but us opera-lovers think it’s wildly cool – it’s not just Mozart frolicking about that stage, there’s a David Gockley avatar too. Gockley, the San Francisco Opera’s general director, says he’s  looking forward to “rubbing shoulders with Mozart, even if only virtually.”

As for the rest of SecretBuilders, which is aimed at kids 6-14, you can also go on a quest with Galileo, visit Frank ‘n’Stein’s Gallery and nosh at the Macbeth-themed Weird Brew Cafe.

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