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Storybook Opera
  • A special treat for students Pre-Kindergarten through 2nd Grade!  

    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 Fleming
    The 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 Weaver
    The 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 Izen
    Pasha 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 Auch
    Luigi 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 Grossman
    Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming
    Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes
    Hooray for Fall! by Kazuo Iwamura
    Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
    No Sleep for the Sheep by Karen Beaumont
    Bear Snores On by Karman Wilson
    All 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 832-589-0446

    English
    1 performance     $50
    2 performances   $75
    3 performances   $100

    Bilingual
    1 performance     $75
    2 performances   $100
    3 performances   $125

    Up to 3 performances per visit, maximum 50 students per performance.

  • Storybook Opera 1

  • Storybook Opera 2

  • Storybook Opera 3

  • Storybook Opera is supported by:

    • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
    • J.P. Morgan
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