Help us get kids hooked on opera! Whimsical adaptations of timeless stories are set to the greatest hits of classical music for audiences of all ages
Our goal is to ignite a passion for classical music through whimsical adaptations of timeless stories set to the greatest hits of classical music. Opera, Ballet, and Broadway come together in this unique art form that appeals to audiences of all ages.
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WolfTales, a series of three opera stories (THE THREE PIGGY OPERA, THE KID WHO CRIED WOLF and RED RIDING HOOD (aka Secret of the Ninja)) was directed by internationally renowned Australian soprano Jennifer McGregor and premiered in July of 2009 at the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival on the Big Island. WolfTales has since been directed by Broadway and American Ballet Theater veteran Jonathan Sharp, produced by long-time commercial and stage producer Mavis Cordero and world-renowned Metropolitan Opera veteran Juliana Gondek and performed throughout Los Angeles. SLEEPING BEAUTY premiered at the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival in July 2010. We have performed in community based venues, schools and churches and are proud to announce that our new resident theater is THE MADRID THEATRE in Canoga Park, a Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Location.
We have produced 26 performances of our original operas in the last year. All are original versions of classic fairy tales with a twist set to the greatest hits of classical music. This is a specatular way to introduce audiences of all ages to a whole new world of music!
Audiences have been wild about our projects, but we need money to continue to expand our programs and write and produce more operas. THE THREE PIGGY OPERA has been recorded and the cds are selling on Amazon and CD Baby. We are trying to raise money to finish the recording of RED RIDING HOOD and start THE KID WHO CRIED WOLF; in addition to putting together funds to start productions of SLEEPING BEAUTY and EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES.
Operas in development include: King Midas, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, The Nightingale, and Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
Thank you so much for your pledge and your support of ONCE UPON AN OPERA!
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