Opera Workshop: Little Red Riding Hood

Boulder Opera is holding auditions for children ages 12-16 that want to sing in our December production of Little Red Ridding Hood by Cesar Cui. The Opera is about 35 minute long, and we are looking for ensemble parts for Woodsman and Huntsmen with some solo opportunities.

 

Rehearsals are on Thursdays starting October through December.
Location: Central Boulder
Music rehearsal starts October 4th at 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Staging will start Nov 1st 6 to 7pm.
Shows are December 6th through 9th.
Cost is $400

Email: dianela@boulderoperacompany.com to schedule your audition.


Why is opera great for kids?

There is something in opera for all different kinds of learners to engage with a story:

Visual learners- can engage with the scenery and the physical representations of what is happening

Kinesthetic learners- can enjoy the movement, the dance, the stage fighting

Musical/Auditory learners- will have non stop stimulation from start to finish!

Interpersonal learners- can enjoy thinking about the relationships between characters on stage

Intrapersonal- can enjoy the reflection that music inspires and may especially enjoy the arias, when a character reflects and sings music that matches their emotions

Linguistic learners- have the text of the libretto to analyze and think of. They may enjoy operas in foreign languages.


We were so grateful to have the Boulder Opera Company come visit our Title I school in BVSD! Because of a grant opportunity, we were able to have truly exceptionally, high-caliber artists come to our school for a rate we could afford! For many of our students, this was their first exposure to opera, and they loved it! The assembly was very engaging, well-paced, and the perfect amount of time for our students. The material they presented was very informative- everything from types of voices to recitative- but also completely accessible to all of our students. The workshop they conducted after was especially fun. Our third graders ‘composed’ an opera by coming up with a story and developing characters, and the amazing artists at the Boulder Opera Company immediately turned this into a mini-opera that they performed right in front of the ‘composers’- our 3rd graders! They were absolutely delighted seeing their story come to life. As a musician myself, I felt the approach was spot-on. Opera can seem lofty and inaccessible even to some adults, but by teaching our students that opera is essentially expressive story-telling, they got it! They learned, they were delighted, and they now have a connection to opera they wouldn’t have otherwise. I give these artists and their production the highest possible recommendation!” -BVSD music teacher Kristen Lewis