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 Andre Gretry's 1771 classical opera Beauty and the Beast 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.
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.
Opera for the Young also rents our productions to companies around the nation. Companies interested in our children's opera rentals can CLICK HERE!
Fall Tour - October 10 - November 7
A Week Added!
VERY LIMITED AVAILABILITY
Spring Tour - January 19 - April 30
For More Information, CLICK HERE!
Last Updated: MAY 5, 2014