Opera on tour

 

February 6 – March 21, 2024


THE THREE LITTLE PIGS

Introduce your students to live opera with John Davies’ fun retelling of a classic children’s fairy tale, right in your school.

The three little pigs are all grown up and must now each build their own house. As in the classic story, the first couple of attempts led to disaster and land them in direct contact with the famous villain, Wolfgang BigBad! By working together, the three pigs are able to outwit the wolf. The Three Little Pigs teaches children the importance of team work and with the right book, any challenge can be overcome. With an emphasis on literacy, we learn that sometimes three heads really are better than one.

John Davies incorporates popular tunes from Mozart’s most famous operas (Don Giovanni, The Magic Flute, The Marriage of Figaro) making The Three Little Pigs a favorite of children everywhere. 40 minutes in length, this audience- interactive production is sung in English.

Nashville Opera brings full sets and costumes and a cast of four professional opera singers and a pianist, all members of Nashville Opera’s Mary Ragland Emerging Artist Program.

BONUS: Schools may also request a free 15-minute question-and-answer session with the artists after the performance. All participating schools receive a study guide and an accessibility toolkit for teachers to prepare students for the performance.

This program aligns with Tennessee Curriculum Standards for Music, Theatre, Dance, Visual Arts, Reading, Writing, History, Social Studies, Math, and Sciences.

Tour Information

For:  Elementary schools
Dates:  February 6 – March 21, 2024
Cost:  FREE FOR ALL SCHOOLS (priority given to Title 1 schools)

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STUDY GUIDE ACCESSIBILITY TOOLKIT


FREE PUBLIC PERFORMANCES

 
Monday, Feb 5 at 3:00 PM: Three Little Pigs Public Preview - Noah Liff Opera Center 
 

Monday, Feb. 12 at 4:30 PM:  Opera OUT LOUD - Sewanee, The University of the South

Friday, Feb. 16 at 3:00 PM: Three Little Pigs SENSORY FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE - Adventure Science Center* (Paid admission and pre-registration on Adventure's site required)

Saturday, Feb. 17 at 1:00 PM: Opera OUT LOUD - The Parthenon* (Paid admission required)

Saturday, Feb. 24 at 10:30 AM: Three Little Pigs - Hendersonville Public Library

Saturday, Feb. 24 at 3:00 PM: Three Little Pigs - The Discovery Center at Murfree Spring* (Paid admission required)

Saturday, Mar. 2 at 1:00 PM: Three Little Pigs - John P. Holt Brentwood Library

Saturday, Mar. 9 at 10:30 AM: Three Little Pigs - Nashville Public Library Edgehill Branch

Saturday, Mar. 9 at 1:30 PM: Three Little Pigs - Nashville Public Library Bordeaux Branch

Monday, Mar. 11 at 1:00 PM: Three Little Pigs - Nashville Public Library North Branch

Saturday, Mar. 16 at 10:15 AM: Three Little Pigs - Nashville Public Library Pruitt Branch

Saturday, Mar. 16 at 1:00 PM: Three Little Pigs - Tennessee State Museum


 

OPERA OUT LOUD

This light and lively 30-minute recital introduces all facets of opera in a truly relatable way! Your students will enjoy meeting four real live opera singers as they bring to life the art form they love, right in your school.

BONUS: Schools may also request a free 25- to 35-minute post-performance question-and-answer session with the artists.

This program aligns with Tennessee Curriculum Standards for Music, Theatre, Reading, Writing, History, Social Studies.

Tour Dates

For:  Middle school, high school, college, and adults
Dates:  February 6 – March 21, 2024
Cost:  FREE FOR ALL SCHOOLS
(priority given to Title 1 schools)

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The arts are getting cut from state budgets across America.  In Tennessee, we are fortunate to have an additional source of funding.  The extra revenue we receive from specialty and personalized license plate sales has been key to our survival.  More than 70% of the money used to fund the 800+ grants from the Tennessee Arts Commission last year was from the sale of these specialty license plates.

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Sing Bravely

Nashville Opera is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Nashville Opera is supported, in part, by federal award number SLFRP5534 awarded to the State of Tennessee by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.