2023–2024 Opera-Go-Round Presents:


Words by Edward Barnes

Papagayo is Copyright © 1998 MMB Music, Inc.

Copyright assigned 2008 to Lauren Keiser Music Publishing (ASCAP)

Based on Papagayo, The Mischief Maker by Gerald McDermott

Copyright © 1992, 1980 by Gerald McDermott Harcourt Brace Javanovich, Publishers

Used by permission.


Locations to be announced.

With bright sets and imaginative costumes, Tri-Cities Opera’s talented vocalists sing stories to life!

Dates Offered: September 2023 – May 2024

Grade Level: Recommended for K–5th


Tri-Cities Opera welcomes you into the rainforest, with its colorful array of day and night creatures, as we present Edward Barnes’ Papagayo, a story of celebrating differences and working together to make things better for everyone. Papagayo, the parrot, plays and squawks his way through each day, frustrating the night creatures trying to get their rest. But when the hungry Moon Dog threatens their beloved moon, Papagayo’s voice just might help save the day and encourage the night creatures to see him in a new light!

Named as a nod to Binghamton’s famous carousels, Opera-Go-Round has been delivering the excitement of a fully-staged children’s opera to schools throughout New York State and northern Pennsylvania for nearly 50 years. Students engage with our singers and pianist to explore this unique art form and take away valuable social-emotional learning lessons.

In Person Program: Includes 35-minute performance and 15-minute question and answer session with the Opera-Go-Round team. Dates available in September and October 2023 and February, March and May 2024.  

Virtual Program: Includes 35-minute performance video, online study guide, and behind-the-scenes interviews with the cast/creative team. Select your preferred 2-week access period.

To book a performance at your school or venue, or for more information about current and future programming from Tri-Cities Opera-Go-Round, contact Tri-Cities Opera at MediaCom@tricitiesopera.org

2023 - 2024 Sponsors
The Douglas G. Anderson - Leigh R. Evans Foundation
The George A. and Margaret Mee Charitable Foundation
The Victor & Esther Rozen Foundation