Meet Scrawny, a young coyote on an adventure learning to read – something no decent coyote would do – and his cousin, Loco, aiming to set him on the right path. Guiding us through their misadventures are the mischievous rabbits Chiquita and Banana, having their own fun with Loco and his lack of learning. This 35-minute bilingual opera is based on a Mexican folktale, underscoring the importance of education to a life filled with adventures in knowledge.
The production itself is designed for grades K-5 and has a run time of 35 minutes. Before the show, teachers will be provided with Opera Carolina’s Learning Guide focusing on curriculum priorities + SEL. Opera Carolina provides 4 actors and 1 pianist/accompanist for each production. A Q&A with the cast follows each performance and a curriculum-linked learning guide is available to further enhance the experience.
Conoce a Scrawny, un joven coyote en una aventura aprendiendo a leer, algo que un coyote decente nunca haria, y a su primo Loco, con el objetivo de ponerlo en el camino correcto. Guiandonos a traves de sus desventuras, los traviesos conejos Chiquita y Banana se diverten con Loco y su falta de aprendizaje. Esta opera bilingue de treinta y cinco minutos esta basada en un cuento popular mexicano y subraya la importancia de la educacion para una vida llena de aventuras en el conocimiento.
The educational touring company of Opera Carolina, Opera Xpress has been sharing the wonder of opera with students, teachers, and families for more than 40 years! Our group of traveling troubadours brings the experience of opera right into schools all across the Carolinas and Northern Georgia, sharing opera with more than 30,000 students and teachers each year. These 45-minute productions are designed expressly for today’s learners, helping bring the world of opera alive as an all-inclusive art form and teaching tool. Performances bring to life creative sets, costumes, and stories, and are accompanied by curriculum-linked educational materials that help teachers integrate the performance into the classroom for a lasting experience.