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Opera Carolina

Opera Carolina

Since 1971 Opera Carolina, the region’s largest professional opera company, provides students, teachers, and families with not only first-rate performances, but also a wonderful vehicle into their classroom curriculum through its educational programs. 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. Performances are tailored to K-5 age groups with curriculum guide activities addressing standards in English Language Arts, Social Studies, Music, and more.


Minimum number of performances and/or workshops required for travel or hire:

We only require one contract in order to travel. We are committed to remain flexible and act as a resource for our students and teachers.

  • Assembly Performance: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. 

    Duration: 35 minutes

    Grade Level: Pre-K, Elementary School

    Maximum Number of Students: 500

    Maximum Number of Performances: 3

    Technical Requirements: n/a

    NC Essential Standards: CCSA.ELA-LITERACY .R.2 Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas. CCSA.ELA-LITERACY .SL.2 Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally. CCSA.ELA-LITERACY .W .10 Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences. Common Core Anchor Standards CCR Anchor Standard RL.3 Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text. CCR Anchor Standard W.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well- structured event sequences. CCR Anchor Standard W.9 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. CCR Anchor Standard SL.1 Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively. CCR Anchor Standard SL.4 Present information, finding, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. SEL standards - 1A.2a. Name the emotions felt by characters in stories. 1A.1b. Describe how various situations make you feel. 1A.4c. Depict a range of emotions (e.g., draw a picture, participate in a role play) 1B.1e. Describe a time and situation you needed help. 2A.2a. Recognize that others may feel differently from you about the same situation. 2A.3e. Analyze why literary characters felt as they did. 

    Cost: $500 - one show  / $1000 - two shows (same day, same school)

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