When Storytelling Goes Beyond the Art of Speaking

. May 1, 2014.

Five young artists tell the story of a young Japanese maiden in their own language—through song. If someone had told me a year ago that opera would be enjoyed by children from five years of age to 13, I wouldn’t have believed it. Yet, Toledo’s very own Opera on Wheels proves the impossible possible with their 2014 hit performance The Mikado.

The production is put on by five very young and talented artists who, through strong vocals and instrumentals, tell the story of one young maiden who is torn between duty and love. With a cast of unforgettable characters and humor and danger sprinkled throughout, kindergarteners, elementary school students and middle schoolers alike are bound to be enchanted by this one of a kind fairy tale – told in a one of a kind way. Performances began in late March and will continue through the end of May. The program, involving 65 different schools, will be enjoyed by over 20,000 children.

For more information on this program, and when and if it will reach your child’s school,
visit www.toledoopera.org or call Susanne Rorick at 419-255-7464.