Opera On Wheels


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

Meet the 2020-21 Resident Artists


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:

  • 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.

Call 419-255-7464 or email rcammarn@toledoopera.org to make a reservation or for more information. 

Sponsors for Opera on Wheels:

Buckeye Broadband
France Stone Foundation
Joel and Clare Gorski
Marathon Petroleum Corporation
Owens-Illinois, Inc.
Jay and Trina Secor
Taylor Automotive Group
Waite-Brand Foundation
Donations 2020
Fore the Opera
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