Few people realize how much the music of the opera world had been playing in the soundtrack of their lives. You don’t have to go to the Met to recognize many familiar themes from great operas. In fact, many of us heard these for the first time in cartoons.
This program for children ages 5-12 will explore how music from the great opera houses of the world worked their way into the zaniest of cartoon story lines. Whether it is the music, lyrics, or just the idea of characters singing, it has all been there whether we realize it or not.
This is a one-hour presentation for children and anyone who loves opera or classic cartoons. It will include commentary, live performances, sing along, and, of course, cartoons. Come and learn how much fun opera music can be.
Presented by the Opera Company of Middlebury and Middlebury Community Music Center.