An engaging and enjoyable introduction to opera for young children: one of our singing storytellers will visit your school or library for 30 minutes of captivating fun! English or bilingual programs are available weekdays or weekends by request. Choose one of these delightful tales to introduce your students to the world of storytelling through song.
Westward Ho, Carlotta by Candace FlemingThe beloved diva Carlotta Caruso heads west on a grand adventure, greeting everyone and everything with a song, including vicious villains she meets along the way.
Opera Cat by Tess WeaverThe reigning diva of Milan, Madame Soso, has a cat named Alma who secretly loves to sing along with her mistress. When Madame develops laryngitis on opening night, guess who steps in to save the day?
The Dog Who Sang at the Opera by Jim West & Marshell IzenPasha is a vain wolfhound who upstages the diva one night at the opera – and not just any opera – but the Metropolitan Opera in New York. True story!
Bantam of the Opera by Mary Jane AuchLuigi is a country rooster who loves singing along with the opera he hears on the radio. When he sneaks a ride into the city hoping to see a live performance, the star of the show catches a bad case of chicken pox and threatens to cancel the performance! Could this be Luigi's big break?
Other titles include:Itamar Meets a Rabbit by David GrossmanMuncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace FlemingKitten's First Full Moon by Kevin HenkesHooray for Fall! by Kazuo IwamuraChrysanthemum by Kevin HenkesNo Sleep for the Sheep by Karen BeaumontBear Snores On by Karman WilsonAll the Colors of the Earth by Sheila Hamanaka
Bilingual Storybook Opera
Have your students experience Storybook Opera in both English and Spanish. We'll send two teaching artists to your school for an engaging presentation.
To schedule Storybook Opera, fill out the online ORDER FORM.Information: storybook@HoustonGrandOpera.org or 713-546-0231
English1 performance $502 performances $753 performances $100
Bilingual1 performance $752 performances $1003 performances $125
Up to 3 performances per visit, maximum 50 students per performance.