Opera For the Young


Opera for the Young (OFtY) is a preeminent producer and presenter of opera for children in the United States, and since 1970 we have introduced more than 2.5 million children to opera. Unlike many opera companies, children's opera is our sole focus, and in the coming season our new production of Rossini's The Barber of Seville will be an introduction for over 75,000 kids.

Opera for the Young® brings live, professional opera to elementary school audiences with annual Fall and Spring tours. Students appear onstage in chorus and cameo roles, performing for their peers right alongside OFtY's professional artists. All productions are fully staged, sung in English and adapted especially for kids. OFtY also holds an annual set and costume design contest wherein students submit drawings for pre-selected elements of the upcoming production's sets and costumes.

Opera for the Young also rents our productions to companies around the nation. Companies interested in our children's opera rentals can CLICK HERE!

Opera for the Young® keeps school performances affordable through its own fundraising efforts. We are able to offer our programming at 40% of the actual cost through the generous support of individuals, corporations, foundations and government funding.


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Opera for the Young's new production of Rossini's "The Barber of Seville" is a comic romp that will awe and inspire young audiences.


FOR INFORMATION ON BOOKING THE BARBER OF SEVILLE TOUR IN YOUR COMMUNITY- CLICK HERE!!!

WINTER/SPRING TOUR DATES

January 20 - May 2

LIMITED AVAILABILITY: CALL NOW!

To speak to our Tour Manager about
booking a show, call Katie at 608.277.9560 or email her at katie@ofty.org









Last Updated: JUNE 5, 2013


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