“I liked your opera. The only time I don’t like opera is when my Grandma is doing it. She’s horrible.. But I think your opera is cool.” – Spencer, 10 year old
For over twenty years, children’s operas written by Denise Page Caraher have been performed all over the country by opera companies, colleges and universities.
For the first time, they are
now available online, for companies to review and acquire for performance.
Enjoy exploring these OperAdventures and don't hesitate to Contact Us with any questions.
Shows are written for four singers:
soprano, mezzo, tenor and baritone,
with piano accompaniment.
Music is from "classic" operas by Mozart, Gilbert & Sullivan, Bizet & More.
(Quartet format is flexible,
see more in the 'Scripts' section.)
The set and costuming requirements are simple and easily transportable,
ideal for school shows!
Rumplestiltskin: Ultimate Bully
Jackie and the Giant Bully
Jack and the Beanstalk
Figatroll and the Three Billy Goats Gruff
The Ugly Duckling
The Emperor’s New Clothes
Hansel and Gretel
The Three Not So Little Pigs
Little Red Walking Hood
Johnny Appleseed v. Paul Bunyan: Battle for the Future
Inn of the Seven Dwarves
The Scarlet Letter
The Snow Child
Operamania: The Light in the Lobby
Operamania II: The Word War
Who has performed OperAdventures:
Fort Worth Opera
Seagle Music Colony (NY)
University of North Carolina-Greensboro
University of California-Santa Cruz
University of Central Florida
Ball State University
Pennsylvania State University
Northern Michigan University
Texas Tech University
Texas A&M University
Gainesville High School
The Opera School in Melbourne, Australia