Can an opera be funny?

Children will learn the answers to these questions and more.
An excellent introduction to opera.

All performances include a 10 minute pre-show discussion and post-show talk back
(question and answer period) as your schedule permits.

Note: travel in excess of 50 miles may be subject to a nominal surcharge

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2018 - 2019 season

Please note: show run times listed do NOT include pre/post show talk time

What are the opera talks like? Click below to find out.

Opera talk for younger students                                     Opera talk for older students
Meet Esmeralda, a "reformed" witch who is
full of surprises. Many of your favorite fairy
tale characters drop in on her cooking show
with hilarious results. There are plenty of
opportunities for audience participation.  
Some students will be invited to come up on
stage and interact with the characters as
part of the show.  Spooky fun for everyone!

Recommended for grades K - 6

Show run time: 50 minutes
Fee: $800.00
Fairy Tale Kitchen   _____________
The Three Little Pigs - A Pig Tale ________
Classical music and cartoon characters have gone hand in
hand since the early days of Bugs Bunny, but never more
enjoyably than in this charming version of the famous
children's story. This fast-paced gem features dances,
chase scenes, and an exciting surprise finale.
Guaranteed giggles throughout!
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Recommended for grades Pre-K - 5

Show run time: 55 minutes
Fee: $850.00
Sneak Peek
(under 2 minutes)
Little Red Riding Hood _____________
The classic children's tale, set to music by
Seymour Barab. Children will have fun prompting
the "forgetful" Wolf and the interactive tone of the show.
Recommended for grades Pre-K - 5

Show run time: 50 minutes
Fee: $800.00

(Please note: due to royalties, larger houses may incur
additional cost for this opera)
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The Frog Prince     ______________
This original production is a comic interpretation of
Grimm's fairy tale, featuring music by Donizetti,
Offenbach, Sullivan, and more. The humorous libretto and
sparkling music make this operetta a favorite with all ages.
Recommended for grades 1-6

Show run time: 65 minutes
Fee: $800.00
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The Cell Phone     ________________
Ben has something important to ask Lucy - if
only  her cell phone would stop ringing! This
updated version  of "The Telephone" will "ring
true" with today's cell phone crowd.
Recommended for grades 5 & up; best for grades 7-12

Show run time: 25 minutes
Fee: $600.00
(Please note: due to royalties, larger houses may incur
additional cost for this opera)
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The Coffee Cantata_______________
Bring your students' studies of classical music to
life with this comic take on J.S. Bach.  The modern
English translation and audience participation will
engage listeners of all ages.

Recommended for grades 3 and up
Show run time: 35 minutes
Fee: $600.00
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Hansel and Gretel _____________
The unparalleled music of Humperdinck has made
this an enduring classic for generations. Soaring
melodies, a scary witch, and audience participation
make this opera a delightful treat for all.

Recommended for grades Pre-K- 6

Show run time: 65 minutes
Fee: $850.00

****Ask about our accompanying integrated learning materials****

Upon request, we will send a download of accompanying classroom activities in  pdf format to your school.

This printable booklet contains lessons in vocabulary, math, opera history, and other fun activities to be used in the classroom
either before or after the performance, and ties in with the opera you will be seeing.

Click below for some samples:
Buffa!
Musical Merriment
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 Mad-Lib-retto!   ____________
New!
A totally new experience...Mad-Lib-retto! brings the excitement of a
live performance directly to your classroom - and YOU get to help
create the show! Children contribute appropriate words, Mad-Lib style,
to complete the libretto of an opera which is then performed live to
pre-recorded tracks.  Mad-Lib-retto is different from our other
productions; it does not require a stage or auditorium setting, nor
a piano and microphone, and does not rely on set pieces or costumes
to deliver the story, which the students help create.
Recommended for grades 4-8

Total run time: 45 minutes
Fee: 400.00
The following operas are archived, but can be produced for you with 3 months' notice.