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Toronto Festival of Children's Opera



The Canadian Children’s Opera Company, in partnership with VIVA! Youth Singers of Toronto, the Canadian Opera Company, Tapestry New Opera, the Canadian Music Centre, Schmopera, and is proud to present the Toronto Festival of Children’s Opera.

Opera for, by and about young people has exploded as an art form internationally, and some of the very best work is happening right here in Toronto. From May 29 - June 12, 2016, the young and young-at-heart will be amazed by the inspiration and creativity on display, from epic main-stage productions of The Hobbit and The Sword in the Schoolyard, to a lecture by award-winning Tolkien expert and children’s author David Day, to community performances by participants of the Canadian Opera Company’s After School Opera Program, to a special "Youth Night at the Opera" at Tapestry Opera’s The Rocking Horse Winner, and a day-long symposium on children’s opera for opera producers, artists and educators.

Sunday, May 29, 2016            
Exploring the fantasy worlds of King Arthur and Tolkien’s The Hobbit  
A Lecture and Discussion by David Day (author of A Tolkien Bestiary)
May 31, 2016
Join CMC Associate Composer James Rolfe for a roundtable discussion exploring contemporary composition and children’s opera.
Thursday, June 2, 2016
(Recommend for ages 13+)
Tapestry Opera
Berkeley Street Theatre (Downstairs)
June 2-9, 2016
Presented by the Canadian Opera Company's After School Opera Program – multiple location
June 3-5, 2016
VIVA! Youth Singers of Toronto
Daniels Spectrum Theatre, 585 Dundas Street East
Sunday, June 5, 2016
(Recommend for JK to grade 4)
Shoestring opera
Solar Stage Children's Theatre
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Hosted by Canadian Opera Company
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
June 9-12, 2016
Canadian Children’s Opera Company
Harbourfront Centre Theatre

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