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 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. 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.
This Season: Sid the Serpent Who Wanted to Sing
Tulsa Opera’s outreach program brings opera into your classroom, and we’ll be LIVE and IN PERSON again this year! All that’s required is a place to perform (gym, cafeteria, library, etc.) and an electric or tuned acoustic piano.
Lesson plans and worksheets are provided by Tulsa Opera to help enhance your students’ experience.
Our show this season is Malcolm Fox’s “Sid the Serpent Who Wanted to Sing” and is 40 minutes in length. This story is about Sid, a performing snake in a circus, who wants to learn to sing. Accompanied by his circus friends, he travels the world, trying a different style of singing wherever he goes. He fails every time, until he realizes that if he sings in his own style, he sings very well.
Available dates will be March 21-25, 2022 and March 31-April 1, 2022. Cost is 60% of the audience size, with a minimum of $150.
While most of our performances take place in northeast Oklahoma, we encourage inquiries from schools outside NE OK, and we’ll do our very best to fit you into our schedule!
To request an in-school performance, please fill out the registration form below.
Last Season: The Billy Goats Gruff
Want to know what Opera on Tour! is like? Check out this video of last season’s production!