The Mission

WHAT WE DREAM:

Our mission is to build a vibrant creative community – through the creation and performance of original opera – that transcends differences and transforms the lives of children, families, and artists.

WHAT WE VALUE:

Diversity: Art is, by it’s very nature, transcendent. At Little Opera, we use music to bring a diverse community of people together within a space that cultivates tolerance, community, and self expression. 

Imagination: Creativity and innovation are critical components for both personal happiness and professional success, which is why we work hard to expand every student’s imagination.

Ambition: Creating opera is the perfect platform for an interdisciplinary, ambitiously comprehensive arts education. We create projects where writing, composing, singing, acting, dancing, and design all work together to tell a single, brand new story.

HOW WE WORK:

Transparency: We share everything – our processes, strategies, beliefs, and outcomes. If you need information and can’t find it, just ask!

Flexibility: Everything is always changing, and so are we. Adaptability is the name of the game.

Collaboration: Many perspectives are always better than one.

Passion: We do what we do because we see our work making a difference. (And besides that, it’s really, really fun!)

WHY OPERA?

By it’s very nature, Opera is multidisciplinary; it cannot exist until many people come together around a single vision and put their diverse skill sets toward the creation of something entirely unique. As the space where theatre, music, literature, dance, and design meet, Opera is the ideal platform for a deeply collaborative arts education program where children are given the freedom to explore all facets of the creative process.

At Little Opera, learning isn’t limited to the techniques of great singing. It’s also abut the costume design, the challenges of libretto writing, the theories of directing, the physical discipline of dancing, the motivations behind choreography, the vision of set designing, and the methodologies of composing.

Little Opera allows children the autonomy to explore their full artistic potential, and will play a part in shaping the next generation of empathetic, collaborative, and resourceful young people.