OPERA-GO-ROUND, Tri-Cities Opera’s Touring Educational Program, is celebrating 46 years of bringing live musical performances to schools throughout New York and Pennsylvania. Annually, Opera-Go-Round performs for as many as 20,000 students. Our mission is simple: to bring great music to the newest generation of listeners!
This year Tri-Cities Opera presents Monkey and Francine in the City of Tigers, an original children’s opera created by composer Kamala Sankaram and librettist David Johnston. The opera fuses stories from India, China, and West Africa to tell the story of Monkey and his brainy sister Francine. They must learn to work together and use their smarts to escape the hungry Crocodile and outwit the greedy Lord of the Tigers. With a mix of musical styles from Bollywood, opera, and Ethiopian jazz & relatable, contemporary language and characters, the opera conveys a timely message of unity – that together, respecting individual differences and strengths, we can accomplish anything. The presentation features a new scenic design by AmAra, costumes by Sue Johnson, and includes a comprehensive study guide.
We are thrilled to welcome back Tommy Iafrate to direct this fun, new opera starring Tri-Cities Opera’s 2020-2021 Resident Artists, accompanied by Musical Director, John Cockerill.
For bookings and more information:
email TCO Educational Outreach Coordinator, Karin Phillips
or call (607) 729-3444 x10