Opera on Tour!

Opera on Tour!

Engaging Oklahoma’s kids is the focus of Tulsa Opera’s Opera on Tour! initiative. A thrilling journey through the world of opera allows thousands of students across northeast Oklahoma, and more than 4,000 second graders in 51 Tulsa elementary schools, to experience music, drama, art, and dance in one onstage spectacle. Opera on Tour! brings opera up close and personal in an interactive performance.

Opera on Tour! schools receive lesson plans and teaching materials that educators can use in their classrooms. Each performance also includes a Q&A session with students. In addition to our visits to area schools, we are honored to bring this opera program to Tulsa’s second graders through the Kennedy Center’s Any Given Child initiative, sponsored by the Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa.

We can bring this experience with full sets and costumes to your Tulsa-area school this spring! No audience is too small or large, and we’ll perform wherever you have space – your gym, cafeteria, library, or theater.

For more information, please contact Aaron Beck at abeck@tulsaopera.com.

This Season: Goldie B. Locks and the Three Singing Bears

Tulsa Opera’s Opera on Tour! presents Goldie B. Locks and the Three Singing Bears, a 40-minute interactive opera for children in grades PK-5 based on the beloved fairy tale, with the music of Mozart and Offenbach.

Goldie B. Locks doesn’t just like bugs – she loves them. When a beautiful butterfly flutters off into the woods, she chases it, forgetting a promise made to her mom to stay close to home. Ending up lost and alone, Goldie B’s story unfolds much like the traditional Goldilocks, but with one important difference.

Whereas the original Goldilocks never actually meets The Three Bears (other than to be discovered and run away), operatic Goldie begins to interact with the Bear family early in the story. Trying to find her way home after eating soup that doesn’t belong to her, Goldie meets Peek, a little bear. Peek confides to Goldie that a sneaky robber snuck into his family’s house that very morning, licked his spoon, and ate his soup. Goldie is horrified, for she knows, of course, that she’s the sneaky soup robber. What should she do? Should she risk getting in trouble by telling the truth? Should she be dishonest and hope to avoid being punished?

After a bit of trial and error, Goldie learns that honesty is always the best choice, and as Momma, Papa, & Peek take their new friend home to her mother, Goldie resolves to tell the truth always, and whenever troubles make her sad, to share them with a trusted grownup, like a teacher, police officer, mom, or dad.

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