Project Description

Millan & Faye

From Twinkle to Stardom: A Comedic Welcome to the Opera! – In-Person Performance

From Twinkle to Stardom explores the challenges and fears that must be faced on the road to becoming a performing artist. Combining high-level artistry with meaningful storylines, this effervescent and irreverent performance uses humour to introduce young people to the wacky and wonderful world of opera. Audiences actively participate as the Orchestra, the Chorus and even as the heroes and antagonists in improvised opera scenes!

Stage Performance and Libretto-Writing – In-Person Workshop

Millan & Faye can offer a variety of workshops tailored to the skills and needs of the students. In libretto-writing workshops, students will be given lessons and skill building in singing and acting, learning famous Opera excerpts as well as creating a libretto and scene that can be performed (Gr. 4 and up). In stage performance workshops, students (gr.2-3) act out stories while learning about the different music, story themes, and voice types (some small costumes and props provided).

In-Person Booking Inquiry

Curriculum Connections

Introduction to technical, artistic and production elements of opera

Risk-taking, and developing self-confidence

Character Development

Experiential Learning

Booking Details

School Performance Fee: $803.00 + HST
Audience Size: 150
Grades: 4-8

School Workshop Fee: $305.00 + HST
Audience Size: 30
Grades: 4-12

Language: English
Availability: Limited Year-Round

About Millan & Faye

Soprano Kyra Millan and pianist Tina Faye are passionate educators whose partnership was born out of the Canadian Opera Company’s outreach and education department six years ago. Millan & Faye have performed in small and large venues across Ontario, including The Four Seasons Centre, the Muskoka Concert Association and the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival.

“A delicious mix of coloratura soprano, audience engagement and charming humour. You come away smiling, having heard great singing and learnt a little bit about opera! What more could ask for? She can also get anyone (and I mean anyone…) singing enthusiastically (and with good technique). A force to be reckoned with indeed.”

Caroline Hollway, Harbourfront Centre