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On Tour in Schools (and streaming) both Fall 2020 and Spring 2021
Adapted from the operas La Cenerentola by Rossini and Cendrillon by Massenet
and the original fairytale by Charles Perrault by Joshua Borths
Directed by James M. Norman
For Grades K-8 ■ Cost: $550 ■ Duration: 40 minutes ■ Max. Audience: 500
Fall: October 19 to November 20, 2020
Spring: April 19 to May 21, 2021
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.
"My only thing is that I hope you never stop doing this."
- Mark McCready, Music Teacher, St. Joseph School, Maumee
"Birmingham loves the opera!"
- Stacey Scharf, Principal, Birmingham Elementary, Toledo Public Schools
“We are confident that Opera on Wheels will always be a high quality cultural experience for all of our students.”
- Carrie Sanchez, Principal, Port Clinton Middle School
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:
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