May 7

Learn more about the Opera with the videos below!

  • Each year at Summit View, our friends from The Florentine Opera perform a wonderful story for us. This year's production of Cinderella continues that tradition! Before the performance, available at 6PM, take a look at a few of the other resources to learn a bit more about the Opera.


    What's an Opera?

    (Read Aloud Option Here)

    An opera is like a play in which the characters sing all their lines. Opera singers do not use microphones -- their voices are trained, and can fill a whole theater with sound without any amplification. All operas have solo singers and an orchestra -- and a lot of operas have a chorus, too. Operas have been written in many different languages, including English.

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    Cinderella (The Florentine Opera) -

    Cinderella (The Florentine Opera)

    "Many opera written for kids are performed in English, and while delightful, don’t tie back to opera as its performed for adults. Opera is the “more is more” art form, where we layer the greatest components of singing, instruments, theater, literature and stage craft together. This version of Cinderella includes music from Viardot, Massenet and Rossini and is performed in French, Italian and English. Don’t worry! You and your kids know the story already, and the dialogue serves as supertitles for kids (some of whom are too young to read). Immerse yourselves in this silly, giddy take on masterpieces woven together to delight the young at heart."

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