2022-23 Education Programs
Bring a fully-staged opera into your classroom or assembly.
What happens when an aria-singing rooster, an aging dog, and a grumbly cat cross paths with a retired army donkey drumming along the treacherous road to Bremen? They form a band, of course! Based on a Brothers Grimm fairytale of the same name, this operatic adaptation follows an eclectic group of barnyard animals as they learn how to combine their individual strengths—in order to defeat a clan of particularly petrifying pirates. Set to music of Verdi, Offenbach, and more, The Bremen Town Musicians celebrates the idea that friendship, cooperation, and respect for others is far better than facing problems alone.
This interactive, 40-minute production is sung in English and comes directly to your school with sets, costumes, four professional opera singers, and a pianist. There are also opportunities for a few helpful student volunteers—and one brave teacher or adult—to be a part of the action!
Music by opera’s greatest composers
Adaptation, book, & lyrics by John Davies
Length: 40 minutes
Grades: PreK through 5th
Cost: No charge for public schools ($250 suggested donation for private schools and other groups)
This year’s education tour is generously sponsored by Diane Appleyard.