Touring Shows

Introducing students to the excitement of live performances


How Andy Found His Voice (Grades 4-9)

Four singers (soprano, mezzo, tenor, baritone) and one pianist present a 50-minute participatory musical play that follows Andy in his journey to discover his metaphorical and physical voice. During this delightful show, students are introduced to the origins and history of opera, entertained by arias, duets, and quartets from grand opera repertoire, learn a bit about vocal technique and singing, and participate in the chorus, "Va Pensiero" from Verdi’s Nabucco.

Andy, a middle-school student picked on in class, has a hard time making friends. During a test, he mistakenly gets in trouble for cheating. Too timid to defend himself, Andy returns home, dejected. That evening, he is visited by three spirits who help him discover how music and stories can open a world of expression and joy. First, he meets Papageno from The Magic Flute, who demonstrates how to overcome “the locked mouth,” and then composer Giuseppe Verdi shows him how creating music can unite people and give voice to the oppressed. Finally, Andy encounters Cio-Cio-San from Madame Butterfly. He is moved by her story, and he helps her see that there is a better way to end it. As he empowers Butterfly, Andy finds his own glorious tenor voice, as well as the confidence he needs to assert himself in his community.

SPACE AND TIME
This touring show can be performed in area schools, theaters, community centers, libraries or for special events. A large performance space with a piano in good working order is required.

SCHEDULE
Please contact San Francisco Opera Guild for scheduling.

CASTING
Available to grades 4-9, for an audience of 20-800 students.

INVESTMENT
$1,000 per performance (second back-to-back performances are pro-rated).




Flute for Two (Grades K-5)

Two singers (soprano and tenor) present a 45-minute assembly to present the classic opera. Join Prince Tamino and Princess Pamina as they narrate the journey through this personal telling of The Magic Flute. Students will learn the classic tale as they are enticed by the world of opera in this interactive assembly. In addition to hearing the soaring voices of our traveling artists, students learn about singing technique, stage presence, and character expression as they help act out and complete the story along with costumes, props and music.

SPACE AND TIME
This touring show can be performed in area schools, theatres, community centers, libraries, or for special events.

SCHEDULE
Please contact San Francisco Opera Guild for scheduling.

CASTING
Available to grades K-5, for an audience of 40-200 students.

INVESTMENT
There is a $450 fee to bring this assembly to your school. Additional performances may be pro-rated. Financial aid is available to qualifying schools.