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Grades Pre-K – 2


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


An engaging and enjoyable introduction to opera for students Pre-K – 2, this program brings singing storytellers to your school or library for 30 minutes of captivating fun! Choose one of these delightful tales to introduce students to the world of storytelling through song. CLICK HERE to schedule.


Opera themed books:

*The Armadillo’s Dream (new book!)
by Dennis Arrowsmith
This inspiring and timely tale stars an armadillo named Sandy who lives on the Houston bayou and dreams of singing.  Though discouraged by the creatures he meets, Sandy is magically transformed during a storm and his shell becomes a part of a production at Houston Grand Opera. CLICK HERE to schedule.

Westward Ho, Carlotta 
by Candace Fleming

The beloved diva Carlotta Caruso heads west on a grand adventure, greeting everyone with a song, including vicious villains she meets along the way. CLICK HERE to schedule.

*Opera Cat
by Tess Weaver

The reigning diva of Milan, Madame Soso, has a cat named Alma who secretly loves to sing. When Madame develops laryngitis on opening night, guess who steps in to save the day? CLICK HERE to schedule.

The Dog Who Sang at the Opera 
by Jim West & Marshell Izen

Pasha, a vain wolfhound, upstages the diva one night at the Metrpolitan opera. CLICK HERE to schedule.

*Bantam of the Opera
by Mary Jane Auch

A country rooster sneaks a ride into the city hoping to see an opera performance. Unexpectedly, 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? CLICK HERE to schedule.

More titles include:
Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes 
Itamar Meets a Rabbit by David Grossman
Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming
All the Colors of the Earth by Sheila Hamanaka 
Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes
Hooray for Fall! by Kazuo Iwamura
No Sleep for the Sheep by Karen Beaumont
Bear Snores On by Karman Wilson

*Bilingual Storybook Opera 
Experience Storybook Opera in both English and Spanish. We'll send two teaching artists to your school for a bilingual presentation.

CLICK HERE to schedule Storybook Opera
For information email storybook@HoustonGrandOpera.org or call 713-546-0231


$75 for one performance / $125 for two performances / $175 for three performances

$100 for one performance / $150 for two performances / $200 for three performances

Up to three performances per visit, maximum fifty students per performance