Educational Touring Troupe
2013 SPRING TOUR: January - April, 2013
OPERA Iowa is a past recipient of the 2002 Iowa Arts Council's Arts Build Communities "Arts in Education" Award
For 27 years OPERA Iowa has created magic - in rural schools, city classrooms, "cafetoriums", community centers, concert halls and gymnasiums - offering nearly 600,000 young people and adults a quality arts experience today while building new enthusiastic audiences for opera tomorrow. One of the most innovative programs of its kind in the country, this successful 13-week regional arts education tour features comprehensive study guides and curriculum-based education workshops as well as performances designed especially for young people. The seven-member OPERA Iowa Troupe are young professionals whose sole goal is to captivate their audiences.
Contact Chari Kruse to book an OPERA Iowa performance in your community! Call 515-961-6221.
The Three Little Pigs
by John Davies
For elementary and middle school performances, we present a favorite childhood story turned opera, The Three Little Pigs. This classic tale of questionable carpentry and a luckless wolf can be booked alone for school residencies or together with an evening performance of The Elixir of Love for community audiences.
School residency of The Three Little Pigs: $595
School residency of The Three Little Pigs + evening concert of Elixir: $1,900
The Elixir of Love
by Gaetano Donizetti
The Elixir of Love mixes love, jealousy and mysterious libations! Young Nemorino is in love with the wealthy, but fickle Adina. When Sergeant Belcore also sets his sights on Adina, Nemorino turns to the visiting “doctor” Dulcamara for an “elixir of love,” guaranteed to turn Adina’s head and win her heart. Heads turn, but who wins her heart? Sung in English with piano accompaniment, we are proud to offer Donizetti’s romantic comedy for evening concerts only.
Evening concert of Elixir: $1,595
For high school students we are pleased to offer a Masterclass. Your designated students can benefit from vocal tips and insights from the OPERA Iowa singers and music coach in this workshop—a must-have for contest season! Note: A pianist is provided.
School/Sponsor Date Time Opera City, State Concert Information Holy Family School 1/28 2 pm Pigs Des Moines, IA Table Mound School 1/29 9:50 am Pigs Dubuque, IA Holy Ghost School 1/29 2 pm Pigs Dubuque, IA G. W. Carver Elementary 1/31 2 pm Pigs Dubuque, IA St. Columkille School 2/1 10 am Pigs Dubuque, IA Hoover Elementary 2/1 2 pm Pigs Dubuque, IA The Grand Opera House 2/2 7:30 pm Elixir Dubuque, IA $20 adult/$10 child Whittier Elementary 2/4 10 am Pigs Indianola, IA St Pius X School 2/4 2 pm Pigs Urbandale, IA Bowman Woods Elementary 2/5 2 pm Pigs Cedar Rapids, IA Novak Elementary 2/6 10 am Pigs Marion, IA Echo Hill Elementary 2/6 2 pm Pigs Marion, IA Indian Creek Elementary 2/7 10 am Pigs Marion, IA Linn Grove Elementary 2/7 2 pm Pigs Marion, IA Wilkins Elementary 2/8 10 am Pigs Marion, IA Westfield Elementary 2/8 2 pm Pigs Robins, IA Indian Hills Community College 2/9 7:30 pm Elixir Ottumwa, IA St. John Auditorium, Free Jefferson Elementary 2/11 10 am Pigs Pella, IA The Pella Opera House 2/11 2 pm Masterclass Pella, IA Wapello Community Schools 2/12 2 pm Pigs Wapello, IA Wapello Community Schools 2/12 7 pm Elixir Wapello, IA High School Auditorium, Free will Davis Co. Elementary 2/13 2 pm Pigs Bloomfield, IA Muscatine School District 2/14 10:15 am Pigs Muscatine, IA Jackson Concert Series 2/14 7 pm Elixir Muscatine, IA Wesley United Methodist, Free Willard Elementary 2/15 2 pm Pigs Des Moines, IA Algona Community Schools 2/18 10 am Pigs Algona, IA Humboldt Community Schools 2/18 2 pm Pigs Humboldt, IA Johnson Elementary 2/19 2 pm Pigs Spencer, IA Arts on Grand 2/19 7 pm Elixir Spencer, IA Old MS Auditorium, $12 adult/$5 child Cherokee Community Schools 2/20-21 10 am/2 pm Pigs & MC Cherokee, IA DMMO Guild/Arias in Newton 2/24 4 pm Arias Newton, IA First Presbyterian Church, $ Eason Elementary 2/25 10:10 am Pigs Waukee, IA Waukee Elementary 2/25 2 pm Pigs Waukee, IA Hoover Elementary 2/26 9:55 am Pigs Mason City, IA Stratford Elementary 2/26 2 pm Pigs Stratford, IA Webster City Middle School 2/27 2 pm Pigs Webster City, IA Ames Community School District 2/28 & 3/1 1:40 pm Pigs Ames, IA Ames High School Auditorium Humboldt Community Schools 03/1 6:30 pm Pigs Humboldt, IA High School Auditorium Wieting Theatre/PEO 3/2 7 pm Elixir Toledo, IA Wieting Theatre Sioux City Community Schools 3/4-7 10:15 am/1:15 pm Pigs & MC Sioux City, IA Eppley Auditorium So. Sioux City High School 3/4 TBA Masterclass So. Sioux City, NE Sioux City Concert/DMMO 3/5 7 pm Elixir Sioux City, IA Eppley Auditorium, Free will Carlisle High School 3/8 8:15 am Masterclass Carlisle, IA Crossroads Park Elementary 3/8 3 pm Pigs West Des Moines, IA DMMO Guild Ames Concert 3/8 7 pm Elixir Ames, IA Ames Middle School, $5 adult/student free Exira-EH-Kimballton Elementary 3/18 10 am Pigs Elk Horn, IA Manning Elementary 3/18 2 pm Pigs Manning, IA Carroll High School 3/19 TBA Masterclass Carroll, IA Kuemper Catholic Schools 3/19 2 pm Pigs Carroll, IA The Temple/Civic Center 3/20 12 noon Arias Des Moines, IA The Temple for Performing Arts T. Jefferson/W. Wilson Elem 3/21 10 am Pigs Newton, IA BCLUW Midde School 2/27 10 am Pigs Union, IA BCLUW Midde School 3/21 2 pm Pigs Union, IA So. Tama Elementary 3/22 10 am Pigs Toledo, IA Oskaloosa Elementary 3/22 2 pm Pigs Oskaloosa, IA The Pella Opera House 3/23 7 pm Elixir Pella, IA $17 adult/$15 child Brubaker Elementary 3/25 10 am/2 pm Pigs Des Moines, IA Ashland Ridge Elementary 3/26 9:15 am Pigs Ankeny, IA St. Augustin School 3/26 2 pm Pigs Des Moines, IA Graceland University 3/26 7:30 pm Elixir Pella, IA Shaw Auditorium Moulton Extended Learning 3/27 10 am Pigs Des Moines, IA Carlisle Elementary 3/27 2 pm Pigs Carlisle, IA Clarinda PTA/Garfield Elem 3/28 10 am Pigs Clarinda, IA Corning Opera House 3/28 2 pm Pigs Corning, IA Indianola Middle School 3/29 9:25 am Pigs Indianola, IA Ruby Van Meter School 3/29 1:30 pm Arias Des Moines, IA McKinley Elementary 4/1 9:40 am Pigs Des Moines, IA Clearfield Community School 4/1 2 pm Pigs Clearfield, IA Liberty Oaks Elementary 4/2 10 am/2 pm Pigs Kansas City, MO Schmacher Elem 4/3 10 am/2 pm Pigs Liberty, MO Liberty Community Schools 4/4 7 pm Elixir Liberty, MO North Liberty High School Kellybrook Elementary 4/4 10 am/2 pm Pigs Kansas City, MO Hubbell Elementary 4/5 10 am Pigs Des Moines, IA Greenwood Elementary 4/5 2 pm Pigs Des Moines, IA DMMO Guild/Arias in Ames 4/7 2 pm Arias Ames, IA Northminster Church, $ Madison Elementary 4/8 10 am Pigs Davenport, IA Hayes Elementary 4/8 2 pm Pigs Davenport, IA Truman Elementary 4/9 10 am/2 pm Pigs Davenport, IA Washington Elementary 4/10 10 am/2 pm Pigs Mt Vernon, IA Harrison Elementary 4/11 10 am/2 pm Pigs Davenport, IA G. Washington Elementary 4/12 1 pm Pigs Keokuk, IA Keokuk Comm Fine Arts 4/12 7 pm Elixir Keokuk, IA Grand Theater, Free Eisenhower Elementary 4/15 10 am Pigs Dubuque, IA Bryant Elementary 4/15 2 pm Pigs Dubuque, IA