Musical storytelling brought right to your school!
Opera Xpress, Opera Carolina’s educational touring company, provides delightful productions of children’s operas to help teachers use opera as a classroom resource and help students understand and appreciate opera as an art form that integrates all of the fine arts and humanities. This year’s performance is tailored to K-5 age groups with curriculum guide activities that address the most up-to-date standards in English Language Arts, Social Studies, Music, and more.
Los Coyotes y Las Conejas (The Coyotes and the Rabbits)
Meet Scrawny, a young coyote on an adventure learning to read – something no decent coyote would do – and his cousin, Loco, aiming to set him on the right path. Guiding us through their misadventures are the mischievous rabbits Chiquita and Banana, having their own fun with Loco and his lack of learning.
This 35-minute bilingual opera is based on a Mexican folktale, underscoring the importance of education to a life filled with adventures in knowledge.
Conoce a Scrawny, un joven coyote en una aventura aprendiendo a leer, algo que un coyote decente nunca haria, y a su primo Loco, con el objetivo de ponerlo en el camino correcto. Guiandonos a traves de sus desventuras, los traviesos conejos Chiquita y Banana se diverten con Loco y su falta de aprendizaje.
Esta opera bilingue de treinta y cinco minutos esta basada en un cuento popular mexicano y subraya la importancia de la educacion para una vida llena de aventuras en el conocimiento.
In-school experience for K-5 learners:
· 35 minute performance + Q&A with our artists
· Learning guide focuses on curriculum priorities and socio-emotional learning; able to be integrated into learning platforms