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Opera to Go!
  • Featured Video
    Click the link above to watch an excerpt from The Pastry Prince.
    Prepare for the opera with activities.
    TEK-aligned lessons for all core curriculum
  • Recommended for Grades 2 - 8

    Experience high-energy opera, presented at your school, library, or community center in a fully staged, 45-minute performance. Performances are sung in English or English/Spanish and are designed for today's young audiences. Teachers receive a study guide in advance. CLICK HERE to schedule an Opera to Go! performance

    For questions and information please call 713-546-0231 or email OperaToGo@HoustonGrandOpera.org

  • Bring live opera performances to your school 

    Available Productions: 

    The Velveteen Rabbit

    Velveteen OTG   Music by Mary Carol Warwick
    Libretto By Kate Pogue
    Adapted from the book by Margery Williams
    45 minute performance 
    A young boy is given a velveteen rabbit for Christmas. The other toys taunt the new rabbit, but soon the rabbit and the boy are inseparable. After the boy gets sick, the rabbit must be burned. A fairy appears as the rabbit cries tears of love. Magically, The Velveteen Rabbit becomes a real live rabbit.

    Dates: September 14 – December 18, 2015 – Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays only
    Price: $495 for one performance |$750 for two back-to-back performances
    CLICK HERE to schedule an Opera to Go! performance 

    The Puffed-Up Prima Donna

    OTG Puffed Up Prima Donna 250x200   Music by Mark Buller
    Libretto by Charles Anthony Silvestri
    Commissioned by Ms. Adrienne Bond
    45 minute performance 
    According to the U.S. Department of Human Health and Services, the majority of bullying still takes place at school; one in three students say they have been bullied at school.

    Opera to Go! will present an original opera surrounding the topic of social cruelty and bullying. After the wild success of last year’s The Pastry Prince (An Italian Folk Tale), composer/ librettist duo Mark Buller and Charles Anthony Silvestri will collaborate again on another memorable opera.

    Dates: January 25, 2016 – May 20, 2016 – Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays only
    Price: $495 for one performance |$750 for two back-to-back performances
    CLICK HERE to schedule an Opera to Go! performance 

    Opera Blasts

    Opera Blasts 4.21.14   A program to complement Opera to Go! performances for children in Pre-K – Grade 1
    An Opera to Go! performance may be combined with Opera Blasts, which adapts music from the operatic repertoire for younger students. Opera Blasts is performed by Opera to Go! artists, who make famous opera relevant to the next generation of operagoers through engaging storytelling. Singers can visit up to five classrooms, providing a personal, interactive way for young children to learn about opera.

    Price: $750 for one Opera to Go! show plus Opera Blasts
    CLICK HERE to schedule an Opera to Go! performance plus Opera Blasts

    Maximum audience capacity is 300.
    Mileage charges apply for sites more than 35 miles outside of downtown Houston.

    For financial assistance, contact Anina Moore at the Texas Commission on the Arts at 512-936-6573. Visit arts.texas.gov for more information. 

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