Sing a Story for Libraries

Unleash the imaginations of children ages 4–10 as they perform an opera in your library.

Sing a Story is an interactive introduction to opera for ages 4–10, in groups of 30–50. A teaching artist will visit your library to tell the story of a classic opera and teach a singing lesson before revealing a magic bag full of costumes and props. The entire audience will then participate in performing the opera from the beginning. Volunteers will rotate playing parts and everyone can sing in the chorus.

Who It's For

Children ages 4–10 in groups of 30–50. Parents and younger siblings may also attend in any number.

Available Operas

Hansel and Gretel
The Magic Flute
La Cenerentola
Das Rheingold


January 21, 2019 - July 31, 2019


$300 per show

The Hero's Journey

Sing a Story tales feature a through-line of family, partnership and social responsibility. Acting out different characters leads to lessons in ensemble, compassion and empathy for others, sharing focus and expression through singing.

Find out more about the Opera Guild's Year of the Hero.

Learn More

Questions? Contact (415) 565-3280 or