We open in 4 days!
Thanks for your support! We'll be on stage in 4 days, and we are excited. Come see the show - and bring your friends! It's going to be a good... Read more
One month later ...
Thanks to YOU, our generous donors, our Kickstarter campaign ended successfully one month ago. We have been busy since then! Rehearsals are going delightfully well: we are lucky that our... Read more
Reward of the Day: $50 - signed poster
Our official poster design has been completed! Donors at the $50 level and above will receive their very own poster, signed by the cast.
Exciting news! We have been invited to give an extra performance of The Child's Frightful Fantasy at the Portland Children's Museum! This performance will take place on Sunday 10. December... Read more
Meet the Team: The Soprano
Jocelyn Claire Thomas is co-producing this opera, and playing all of the soprano roles! Read what she has to say about the piece and listen to a sample of her... Read more
Meet the Team: The Director
How did this project get started? Why this opera?Jocelyn Thomas of Ping & Woof and I had a great time working together on Stabat Materearlier this year,... Read more
Meet the Team: The Child!
The Child in this opera will be played by the adorable mezzo-soprano Lindsey Rae Johnson.
Praised for her passion, artistry, and commanding stage presence, soprano Lindsey Rae Johnson has performed... Read more
Meet the Team: Musical Arranger
Kevin Elmore re-worked the chorus sections of this opera so that the audience can join in on the fun! He first worked with Necessity Arts Collective in 2014 as composer... Read more
Reward of the Day: $25 - album by pianist Simon Bielman!
At the $25 donation level and above, we will thank you with a digital copy of pianist Simon Bielman's Iconoclassic, which features music of Ravel, Chopin and original works. ... Read more
Reward of the Day: $100 - photography by Dhal Glad!
If you donate at the $100 level or above, we will thank you with two 8 x 10 photographs of the show, taken by our talented photographer Dhal Glad. Check... Read more
Meet the Team: The Translator
When Ping & Woof Opera and Necessity Arts Collective started working on this The Child's Frightful Fantasy, it quickly became apparent that the commonly used English translation of the... Read more
Meet the Team: The Tenor
Ping & Woof Opera and Necessity Arts Collective are delighted to introduce tenor Ray Jackson in his operatic debut! He will sing the parts of the Frog, the fiesty British... Read more
Meet the Team: The Puppet Builder
Ping & Woof Opera and Necessity Arts Collective are thrilled to collaborate with Jason Ropp of Dragon Theater Puppets for this show!
A little bit about Jason and Dragon Theater... Read more