Expanding Minds in Our Schools
Opera Express: The Three Little Pigs
While brother pigs Don Giovanni and Cherubino set off to make homes of sticks and straw, their sister, Despina, goes to the library to read up on huff-proof, puff-proof home construction. After Wolfgang Bigbad blows down the boys' flimsy homes, they run to their sister's sturdy new brick house quite ready to admit that going to the library and reading books is a pretty smart thing to do after all.
This delightful version of the classic children's tale is set to operatic excerpts from four famous Mozart operas and has special emphasis on the value of literacy and education. Appropriate for grades K-5, this production is brought right to schools. Common Core State Standards and Essential standards integrated into the performance and its educational materials in multiple areas.
Click here to download the Study Guide for The Three Little Pigs.
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What is Opera Express?
Opera Express is the educational touring company of Opera Carolina that has engaged nearly 1.5 million students and families throughout the Carolinas since 1971. These delightful 45-minute productions help students understand and appreciate opera as an art form that integrates all of the fine arts and humanities and helps teachers use opera as a classroom resource. Performances are tailored to K-5 age groups with study guide activities that address NC curriculum standards in English Language Arts, Music, and more.
For more information about the Spark Campaign or to request a preview DVD, please contact Ashley Lam at 704.332.7177, ext. 202.
Opera Express will be touring in the fall and spring. Please contact Ashley Lam at 704.332.7177, ext. 202 for specific availability.
Teacher and Student Participation
The artists provide an introduction and guided Q&A session after the performance.
Each performance site receives a study guide that provides a synopsis, vocabulary, and other information about the production, as well as a variety of activities integrating Common Core and NC Essential curriculum standards in English Language Arts, Social Studies, Music, and more into classrooms. Teachers are strongly encouraged to use the study guide before and after the performance to further Opera Express as a valuable teaching resource.