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!

Goldie B. Locks cast

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!


Opera Tots




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

The Grable Foundation

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