Touring Children's Opera

The Touring Children’s opera is an annual collaboration between the Community Performances and Partnerships and Opera departments, and is designed to introduce young audiences to opera through performances at several school and community-based sites throughout the greater Boston area.

Each year the Opera Department puts together a one act opera in English that reaches approximately 2000 elementary school students. NEC's Touring Children's Opera continues to be one of CPP's core educational programs, as it is both highly anticipated by partnering schools each year and provides NEC graduate opera students with an invaluable chance to learn how to present an educational opera for children. 

01. Hansel and Gretel celebrating their escape from the Witch!
02. Little Red Riding Hood chats with students from Hurley K-8 School following the performance.
03. In celebration of NEC's 150th Anniverary, our Touring Children's Opera cast performed "Hansel and Gretel" in the brand new Plimpton Shattuck Black Box Theatre!
04. Taking questions from students about the production of "Doctor Miracle".
05. The cast of Sid the Serpent Who Wanted to Sing introducing opera voices to a packed Jordan Hall.
The best part was seeing how excited my students were! They were so engaged and loved when they could clap along! I love this field trip so much for its exposure to the arts that many of my students would not otherwise have the opportunity to experience.
4th Grade TeacherQuincy Public Schools