Up in the Mountains


"The children sat, with eyes shining like lighted candles and everyone seemed to understand the strange language she spoke."
–Tanja E. Caldecourt, Oppland Arbeiderblad

Up in the Mountains is an interactive performance created for infants to 3-year-olds with accompanying parents or guardians. It combines words, song, gesture and visual media to tell a story inspired by fairy tales. Here, adults and children are free to let their imaginations run wild in their interpretation of the story being told.

All shows are sold out. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please contact Alyssa Stone at astone@sfopera.com or by calling 415-551-6294.

Attend a Performance

Cost: $20 per adult; $10 per child (each attendee must have a ticket)

Running time

45 minutes, including the performance and several accompanying activities


Infants to 3-year-olds (all children must be accompanied by parents or guardians)

If you are a preschool or daycare center bringing a large group, please call Group Sales at (415) 621-4403 or email groupsales@sfopera.com.


Bryan Education Studio
Veterans Building, Fourth Floor
401 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102

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Wednesday 04/19/17 9:30AM
Wednesday 04/19/17 10:45AM
Wednesday 04/19/17 1:00PM
Thursday 04/20/17 9:30AM
Thursday 04/20/17 10:45AM
Thursday 04/20/17 4:00PM
Friday 04/21/17 9:30AM
Friday 04/21/17 10:45AM
Friday 04/21/17 1:00PM
Saturday 04/22/17 9:30AM
Saturday 04/22/17 10:45AM
Saturday 04/22/17 1:00PM
Saturday 04/22/17 2:15PM
Sunday 04/23/17 9:00AM
Sunday 04/23/17 10:15AM

Up in the Mountains was created by Hanne Dieserud, Christina Lindgren and Maja Ratkje. It premiered on May 7, 2011 in Hamar, Norway, and has since gained international praise on tours to Sweden, the Faroe Islands, Greece and England.

Limited discounted tickets available for those in need. Email education@sfopera.com or call (415) 551-6294 with questions.

Learn More

View the press release here and explore the production below.

Photo Gallery

View photos from past performances.

View the Trailer

Find out more about the production.

Watch an Interview

Learn about what inspired the creation of Up in the Mountains.