Up next: Join the Little Opera at Grace Pop Up Chorus
May 9th, 11:00am & May 11th, 6:30pm

Do you want to help premiere mini-operas written, composed, sung, designed, and performed by kids? Well, you’ve come to the right place!

For 8 years, Little Opera has brought kids together to write, compose, act, sing, design, and perform in their very own mini-operas. With the help of professional teaching artists, students work from September to May on this ambitious project that challenges their imaginations.

This year, we’re inviting you (yes, YOU!) to be part of our performances and help Little Opera students premier their show! There are two short (15-20 min) shows, one written by 2nd-4th graders, and another written by 5th-7th graders. Each show will include one short moment when the piece will be supported by the pop-up chorus. It may include sound effects, singing, movement, or all three.

Before the show, you will receive a ‘what to expect’ video to watch, which will introduce you to the story, what your pop-up chorus role will be, and maybe even something to rehearse. If there’s something to practice, it will be very simple and won’t require much time. There are two performances. Your are welcome to take part in either or both.

To join, all you need to do is register using the link below, and join a rehearsal one hour before the performance time.  Little Opera will provide a surprise treat to thank all chorus members involved.

Register to join the pop up chorus

If you have any questions, contact Ava Harmon at: ava@littleopera.org.

What families are saying:

“From start to finish, this program is top notch.”
— Elena

“What I see as the greatest potential for this program is to help kids expand their view of themselves — to show our kids that they have it in them to do something really big, something they might not think they are capable of doing.”
— Hai Nhu

“If Gertrude had to spend the rest of her life behind bars or on a remote and hostile planet, she would be happy provided there was Little Opera at least twice a week. We would miss her, though.”
— Nathaniel

“If you look through the clouds of Little Opera, you actually see happiness, joy, and friendship.”
— Eleanor, 1st Grade

Why Opera?

It’s Ambitious. 

You can’t make opera until you learn to do everything:
Write.   Compose.   Act.   Sing.   Design.   Rehearse.   Perform.

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It’s Creative. 

Every single one of the thousands of ideas it takes to create an opera:
100% student imagined

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It’s Empowering. 

The #1 change parents report seeing in their children after a season at Little Opera:

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It’s Collaborative. 

After 130 hours of collaborating with his small mixed-aged group to make an opera, one 3rd grader’s biggest takeaway:

“I learned that sometimes my idea isn’t the best idea.”


Registration for our 2019-2020 Season is now open

Register here

Little Opera’s mission is to build a vibrant creative community — through the creation and performance of original opera — that transcends divides and transforms the lives of children, families and artists.