Opera On Wheels




On Tour in Schools both fall 2016 and Spring 2017

Mozart's The Magic Flute

Directed By James Norman

Touring Version, Sung in English

Adapted for Toledo Opera by Jennifer Cresswell

Mozart's classic opera, The Magic Flute, is ripe with all of the essential fairy tale elements. Prince Tamino must save Princess Pamina from her evil mother, the Queen of the Night. To help him on his quest, three lovely ladies give him a magic flute that will charm both animals and humans. With the help of his flute and the companionship of his jovial friend, Papageno, Prince Tamino overcomes the trial of Silence and thereby wins the hand of Princess Pamina. A celebration of true love conquering all, The Magic Flute transports us into an enchanted world where good faces the forces of darkness and wins!

For Grades K-8  ■  Cost: $500  ■  Duration: 45 minutes  ■  Max. Audience: 500

Available both fall 2016 and spring 2017

Fall: October 13 to November 11, 2016

spring: April 24 to May 26, 2017

Teacher Guide for The Magic Flute available here!

Learn more about the 2016-2017 Toledo Opera Resident Artists by CLICKING HERE!

The Opera on Wheels Experience

Toledo Opera brings to your school everything that is necessary for the production, including four vocal artists, a collaborative pianist, a piano, scenery and costumes. You only need to provide a space-we love to perform in gymnasiums!  For many K-8 students, this is a first step toward developing a life-long love for opera and theater performed live. Students’ rapt attention during performances shows that they are amazed by all that is happening; they are caught up in the story and in awe of the talent, both singing and acting, that the artists display. The word, awesome, appears frequently in young students’ responses to an Opera on Wheels performance.

"This was a fantastic experience for our students! Thank you for such a fun, high quality performance!"

- Carrie Sanchez, Principal, Port Clinton Middle School, Port Clinton, OH

“Many students appreciated the vocal talent and power of the singers, as well as the accompaniment of the keyboard player. [Opera On Wheels] will long be remembered at Raymer Elementary School.”

- Celeste Grime, Music Specialist, Raymer Elementary School, Toledo, OH

“This was the best performance ever! The kids laughed so much and loved the experience. The costumes were so beautiful and the voices were lovely. Thank you!”

- Kimberly Manchur, Music Teacher, Ottawa Hills Elementary School, Ottawa Hills, OH

Meeting State Standards:

Students will be both thrilled and challenged by a live arts performance that combines music, drama and story elements. What are the academic benefits? When Opera on Wheels comes to your school, students have the opportunity to achieve a variety of standards, including:

  • Comparing and contrasting the adventures and experiences of characters in stories
  • Describing how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
  • Developing criteria to evaluate solo and group performances of music.
  • Listening to, identifying and responding to music of different composers, historical periods and world cultures.

Reservation Form Available BY CLICKING HERE. Call 419-255-7464 to make a reservation now!

For additional information, please contact Loviah Aldinger, Associate Director, 419-255-7464 or email lovialdinger@toledoopera.org.

Major Sponsors for Opera on Wheels:

Toledo Refining Company
Waite-Brand Foundation
The Andersons Inc.
Richard D. Arnos
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