Opera Classroom

Opera Classroom

NCO’s Opera Classroom offers Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf? for elementary school. Three singers, four actors, and a pianist present an approximately 40 minutes long staged, abridged version of the classic opera, Don Giovanni (Big, Bad Wolf). The opera is a retelling of the two fairy tales, “Little Red Riding Hood” and “The Three Little Pigs,” and has the general themes of teamwork, perseverance, and anti-bullying. The singers are costumed and perform in English with a portable set and props with piano accompaniment. Students will be introduced to what an opera is and the many working parts. Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf? has been performed as part of opera education outreach programs around the United States and have been well received. NCSCOS: Arts Education, Language Arts, and Second Languages

You can find out more about the author of the musical scores here: https://www.operaclassroom.com


Artist Background

The mission of North Carolina Opera is to enhance the cultural life of North Carolina by presenting artistically significant opera productions of the highest quality, strengthening and expanding audiences for opera in the region, and providing regional artists opportunities to participate in operatic productions and events. Rachel Stenbuck has been teaching and performing in voice and flute in the Raleigh area for over 20 years. In addition to maintaining a private studio, she has 10 years of experience teaching Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grades in the music classroom. Her passion is to introduce all students to music, and especially the art of opera, in a way they can relate to and understand.

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