Come see what happens when we put opera in the hands of children! The all-kid-created operas take place in candy land this year, and feature mint-leaf-eating licorice lemurs, weak spirits, evil raccoons, riddle-spouting lonely birds, and (of course) a Mad Candy Hatter.
All performances at the Alcove Theater
414 Mason St 5th Floor
San Francisco CA 94102
Little Opera is a new all kids Opera Company in San Francisco that brings meaningful artistic experiences to children who would otherwise not have access to arts education. The foundation of Little Opera is putting opera in the hands of children. Using real artists as models of artistic excellence, children and adult artists engage in the creation of original, all kid driven work. The result: A little opera.
Little Opera students spend three hours a week together for seven months to create an opera. From writing a story, to perfecting the libretto, composing music, designing and building sets and costumes, and performing the finished piece, students do it all. Every other session throughout the year features a master class taught by professional artists across a variety of disciplines. In this way, Little Opera students gain the skills needed to create their original work, while at the same time engaging with the professional arts community of the Bay Area.