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.

Join Little Opera for our 5th season of opera creation

Build confidence, create community

Little Opera brings Bay Area artists and local elementary and middle school students together to write, compose, design, cast, stage, choreograph, rehearse, and perform original operas over the course of 9 months.  We’re on a mission to expose kids to the classical arts as creators first.

Over the course of a Little Opera season, our students become puppet masters, budding choreographers, inspired composers, and confident performers as they draft set plans, collaborate on lyrics, imagine what a ‘finished product’ might look like, and then figure out how to get there. During Little Opera’s first four seasons alone, students collaborated with over 90 adult artists from every discipline.



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“Working with Little Opera has been hands-down one of the most inspirational, educational, and awesome experiences in my life as a musician. This group is without a doubt my favorite organization in the Bay Area, and I cannot wait to see how these immensely talented kids and adults develop as artists in the coming years. I CAN’T WAIT for next season!!!” –Danny Clay, Little Opera resident composer

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