Through our Opera Tots program, many children in Pittsburgh schools have their first experiences with opera.

An opera is a story and
all of the words are sung!

Learning through music is a time-honored and powerful educational tradition. How many of us learned our ABCs or historical events through melodies and rhythms? How is it that we still can recite these today, years (decades!) after first learning them?

By emphasizing the great storytelling opportunity in opera, the Opera Tots program invites children to learn melodies, dances, rhythms, characters, and story elements of the opera, with a goal of being able to engage their families in retelling the opera's story. In 2018, students will enjoy learning about the characters, actions, movements, and motivations found in Goldie B. Locks and The Three Singing Bears, in classroom workshops, a performance preview event called Fun With Opera, and a public performance for the whole family!

Goldie B. Locks cast

In the opera, a family of singing bears get an exciting new gig with “The Great Pittsburgh Circus.” They celebrate by moving into a new home with a garden for Papa to grow vegetables and a beautiful kitchen for Mama to make soup. While out for a walk, a young girl named Goldie gets lost while catching bugs and decides to eat some the bear’s delicious soup. Peek (Baby Bear) decides to launch an investigation to catch the “soup robber” but finds a new friend instead.

 

Preview and Family Performances

Preview Performance

Saturday 19 May
Noon–2:00 pm
Join us for a fun, family-friendly performance preview of the children's opera Goldie B. Locks and The Three Singing Bears. The story is an adaptation by John Davies with music by Mozart and Offenbach. This event will feature games, activities, excerpts from the opera, snacks and more!

Location
St. Benedict the Moor School
631 Watt St
Pittsburgh  PA 15219

Free Full Performance

Saturday 26 May
Noon–2:00 pm
Everyone is encouraged to join us for the full performance of Goldie B. Locks and The Three Singing Bears. This performance is free, and features a question-and-answer session with the cast following the show.

Location
St. Benedict the Moor School
631 Watt St
Pittsburgh  PA 15219

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Program Support

Major support for Opera Tots! is made possible by:

PNC Foundation

The Henry C. Frick Educational Fund of the Buhl Foundation

PNC Charitable Trusts

Sylvia and Martin Snow Charitable Foundation Fund

For more information, please contact Education Director Anqwenique Wingfield at 412-621-1499 or via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.