Touring Children's Opera

The Touring Children’s opera is an annual collaboration between the Community Performances and Partnerships and Opera departments, and is designed to introduce young audiences to opera through performances at several school and community-based sites throughout the greater Boston area.

Each year the Opera Department puts together a one act opera in English that reaches approximately 2000 elementary school students. NEC's Touring Children's Opera continues to be one of CPP's core educational programs, as it is both highly anticipated by partnering schools each year and provides NEC graduate opera students with an invaluable chance to learn how to present an educational opera for children. 

01. Little Red Riding Hood chats with students from Hurley K-8 School following the performance.
02. In celebration of NEC's 150th Anniverary, our Touring Children's Opera cast performed "Hansel and Gretel" in the brand new Plimpton Shattuck Black Box Theatre!
03. Conversation with students at East Boston Early Learning Center
04. Cenerentola at the Boston Children's Museum
05. Taking questions from students about Fall 2016's production of Doctor Miracle
My students were truly captivated by the music and the drama in the moment, in a magical way that I believe TV/Internet can’t imitate. I know the experience overall was positive and hope they are encouraged to see an opera in the future.
Julie DavisMusic Teacher at Bridge Boston Charter School