Project Description

Shoestring Opera

The Shoestring Magic Flute – Virtual or In-Person Performance

This performance of Mozart’s most famous opera, The Magic Flute, brings energy, fun and glorious singing right into the classroom. In this whimsical adaptation, Allegra finds a golden flute on her way home from school. Blowing on it, her street turns into a dark forest. She blows again and out pops Papageno, a strange bird-catcher—with a padlock on his mouth! Through the power of music and the magic of make-believe, Allegra and Papageno embark on an adventure of sharing and self-discovery involving a four-legged, two-winged, fire-breathing dragon, and the even scarier Queen of the Night. How can Allegra help her new friend and get home in time for her music lesson?

a fantastic way to introduce young kids to the world of opera–4NNNN’s NOW MAGAZINE

Booking Inquiry

Curriculum Connections

Character Development

Anti-Bullying Awareness

Children’s Opera

Teacher Resources

Booking Details

School Virtual Performance Fee: $688 + HST
Audience Size: 500
Format: Pre-recorded video with live Q&A

School In-Person Performance Fee: $1,017 + HST
Audience Size: 300

Grades: K-6
Language: English

Virtual Availability: limited  year-round
In-person Availability: May 2023

About Shoestring Opera

Based in Toronto, Shoestring Opera casts are comprised of four musical artists (one soprano, one baritone, one pianist and one cellist) bringing the glory and magic of opera to school children and families.  Since 2004, the company has performed to sold-out audiences across Canada, successfully adapting classic operas in an exuberant, child-friendly format with an emphasis on storytelling and musical excellence.

Shoestring Operas are 45 minutes long, are accessible, relevant and a stretch to the imagination.  Glorious music, madcap humour and great storytelling. Irresistible to all ages!

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