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 2019, students will enjoy learning about the characters, actions, movements, and motivations found in The Enchanted Forest, in classroom workshops, and a public performance for the whole family!
Come take part in an epic adventure to save the enchanted forest from a fire-breathing dragon! As the audience, your votes cast the hero, villain, sidekick, and love interest right at the top of the show. Enjoy colorful sets and costumes; dramatic twists and turns; and music from iconic composers including Mozart, Bizet, Gilbert and Sullivan!
Major support for Opera Tots! is made possible by:
The Henry C. Frick Educational Fund of the Buhl Foundation
PNC Charitable Trusts
The Grable Foundation