Book to Bravo!

Create an opera inspired by a story or fable from class curriculum.

Students engage with curriculum in new ways as they bring literature to life through music and theater. Using interpretative skills and their own imaginative voices, they write scenes and songs, design and rehearse their work, and perform for their classmates in a culminating performance.

Information for Teachers

For grades 4–8. The program consists of ten 90-minute class sessions, a performance, and a 45-minute follow-up session. Two teaching artists plan content with the classroom teacher, who also works with students to complete assignments between visits. Access to performance space and a piano in good working order is necessary.


$1,200 for each participating classroom. Scholarships are available for qualifying schools.

Passport to Cultural Understanding

This year we are delving deeper into language acquisition and communication. As we celebrate the words of another culture, we begin to identify with one another and share personal connections to stories. Join us in our new venture as we offer our residencies in Spanish/English bilingual form.

Learn more about the Opera Guild's Year of Cultural Understanding.

This activity is supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.